Special thanks to the community leaders who pulled together the tracks for the 24th Annual Spring Conference to take place March 11-12, 2017 in Asheville, NC. Great work team!

Gardening: CHRIS SMITH

Mushrooms: BRE O’CONNOR

Soils: MARK DEMPSEY

Livestock: MEREDITH LEIGH

Sustainable Living: RICHARD FREUDENBERGER

Farmers – Beginning: NICOLE DELCOGLIANO & ELIZABETH AYERS

Farmers – Int. Advanced: NICOLE DELCOGLIANO & ELIZABETH AYERS

Community Food: DYLAN RHYLS HAMILTON & PEARSON KING

Permaculture: SHANE MAXSON

Herbs: AMAH MITCHELL

Sustainable Forestry: SHAWN SWARTZ

Cooking: MEREDITH LEIGH and ANNE KNOFLICEK

Poultry: FRANNY TACY

Pollinators:PHYLLIS STILES and NANCY ADAMSON

Earth Skills: KELLY GASKILL

Lee Warren

Lee Warren

Lee Warren has been homesteading and farming in cooperative community for more than 20 years. She is the Executive Director of Organic Growers School, which has been offering organic education to Southern Appalachia since 1993. She is the co-founder of Village Terraces CoHousing Community, a collaborative, off-grid neighborhood at Earthaven Ecovillage, and the manager of Imani Farm, a pasture-based cooperative farm. Lee is also an herbalist, writer, teacher, and food activist, with an avid interest in rural wisdom, sustainable economics, and social justice issues.