The Mountain Xpress’s Carrie Eidson caught up with our own Cameron Farlow and Tom Thatchmore to discuss the details of the new program from OGS, WNC FarmLink and Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy called Farm Pathways will combine peer support and land access with a structured curriculum centered on farm production and business.
Lettuce is one of the top three vegetables that Americans consume (potatoes and tomatoes are the other two) and summer is salad season when no one wants to turn on the stove. Summer is also the most challenging time for lettuce production on our farm. This year has been particularly challenging with high temperatures and erratic rainfall.
Let’s Help Create More Farmers by Mark Bittman
OGS is seeking an AmeriCorp volunteer as a part of Project Conserve. The Program & Outreach Coordinator serves as the education and public awareness specialist for our Get Growing program in Western NC.
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