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Ruth and Meredith delivered Class #1 of our Get Growing! Gardener Series at Jubilee in Asheville last night. It was a great session, with lots of awesome questions from the attendees. One big problem seemed to be dealing with sod for the first-timers, so we'll be paying close attention to that next week. We'll also be covering composting, cover cropping, seed starting, and planting tips. Join us, 7-9pm April 9th at Jubilee. $10 suggested donation.
Classes will cover all topics on organic home gardening including site selection, planning, soils, composting, companion planting, seed sourcing, disease management, favorite varieties, and more. No advance sign up necessary--drop in for one class or attend the entire series!
$10 donation suggested at the door.
For more details, click here.
20th Annual OGS Spring Conference was a great success!
Thank you to everyone! To the 95+ speakers, 150+ volunteers, 25 sponsors, 40+ exhibitors, and 2000 or so attendees. The Conference weekend was a smashing success. Stay tuned for photos, class summaries, and additons to our Spring Conference Library.
The 2013 Organic Growers School is shaping up nicely for March 9 & 10th at UNCA, when we'll be celebrating 20 amazing years of organic education and community. We'll be releasing another mind-blowing class schedule soon so stay tuned! For now we'd like to say a big thanks to our 2013 Conference Sponsors! Please support them with your patronage.
If you would like to join the amazing core of businesses who are backing the southeast's largest sustainable living convergence, you can download details here. For other information about the event, such as FAQ and the low-down on how you can donate to the Silent Auction, click here. In the meantime, bookmark this page or sign up for our mailing list to make sure you're first in line when registration opens (soon! soon!). See you in March, green thumbs!
Mark your calendars for our 20th annual Spring Conference! Farmers, gardeners, chefs, activists, homesteaders and conscious consumers will convene yet again March 9 & 10, 2013 at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Planning is underway and we promise another groundbreaking class list. Check back here come December for a full listing of workshops and speakers. See you soon, green thumbs!
The Organic Growers School, together with a dedicated group of local farmers, facilitates the Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) in Western North Carolina and in Chattanooga, TN. The program consists of farm tours, workshops and social events for member farms, interns, and other aspiring growers. At the outset of the program, CRAFT was featured in an article in Asheville's Mountain XPress called "Cultivating Organic Growers", wherein farmer member and OGS Board member Tom Elmore said, "Our goal is to graduate high-quality organic farmers...This is a real opportunity to enliven our local economy." To read the whole article, click here. To learn more about CRAFT, or to view our workshop schedule click here.