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A Midsummer Night’s Feast to Benefit Local Organic Growers

August 4, 2014  Asheville, NC—The dream team of local food organizations including the French Broad Food Coop, Organic Growers School, Hickory Nut Gap Farm, Green Sage Café, RAD & West Asheville Tailgate Markets are partnering to announce the August 4th benefit to fund a project bringing bulk organic animal feed to WNC. The Midsummer Night’s Feast […]

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CRAFT TOUR: Gaining Ground Farm

Gaining Ground Farm – May 10th For our May CRAFT tour, we had our first visit to Gaining Ground Farm! Anne and Aaron Grier and their apprentice crew grow a slew of annual produce, graze a happy herd of 25+ Red Devon beef cattle, and one hundred chickens on family land in Leicester. They are […]

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Pastured Poultry

From the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association Website. To see their site, click here. What is Pastured Poultry? Pastured Poultry relies on raising chickens directly on green pasture. The model has been developed over the last twenty years and allows the birds to receive a significant amount of pasture forage as feed. The birds are […]

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Plant an Extra Row or Two

If my expanded gardens work, I’ll have more food than I could possibly eat, and, unless I find room for and get another freezer or pantry, way more than I can even put up for the winter. Why would any sane person invest in the expensive infrastructure of more raised beds if not to eat […]

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CRAFT EVENT: Farmer Orientation 2014

Farmer Orientation May 4th, 2014 On May 4th, we held our first Farmer Orientation. Full Sun Farm was a great host for the gathering, and we want to thank them for letting us come out! It was a perfect spring day, and after a quick tour of the farm to check out their new greenhouse […]

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Organic Feed Available in WNC

Finally, a list of where to get organic feed locally. In order mostly by geography. Please support these folks bringing local feed to our region. Reedy Fork Farm website George and Cherry Teague 7092 Sockwell Rd Elon, NC 27244 (336) 449-4888 Reedy Fork Farm is located in Elon, NC. They are a certified organic farm […]

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Chelsea Green offers 25% off to Friends of Organic Growers School

Chelsea Green offers 25% off to Friends of Organic Growers School

We’re proud to have Chelsea Green Publishing as one of our sponsors this year. They are helping us bring Janisse Ray to Asheville for our 1st Annual Harvest Conference.   In addition, they are offering a discount code for 25% off of all products from their site. Click here to visit the Chelsea Green Publishing site. If […]

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Ask Tom: Organic Herbicide for Poison Ivy

Dear Tom: Is there a “safer” more organic version of Roundup to kill poison ivy? Handling it with hands and goats inevitably ends up in someone getting a bad rash. Thanks. Lee at Earthaven in WNC Lee – Looking at couple catalogs that supply WNC, I see several products which may be useful: Burnout  II […]

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Organic Weekend in Asheville – September 5-7, 2014

Organic Weekend in Asheville – September 5-7, 2014

In April of this year, Mother Earth News Fair came to town, expanded their ever-popular weekend conferences to the Southeast US. They brought in a whopping 16,000 folks to our humble Asheville to network, learn, and gather inspiration for a home spun life. Our very informal sense of things is that at least 50% of […]

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WNC Farm Link — Keeping our Land in Farming

Organic Growers School has been a proud supporter of WNC Farmlink. Here are the details and please be sure to visit their website.   WNC Farm Link is a partnership facilitating successful relationships between farmers looking for land to farm, and landowners aspiring to keep their farm and forest land in agriculture. We envision a […]

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