Kick off the Growing Season—Spring Conference: Practical, Affordable. Accessible—Saturday & Sunday, March 11–12 with pre-conference workshops on Friday March 10. UNCA Campus, Asheville, North Carolina.

Spring Conference Overview

The 2017 conference has ended, and we’re gearing up for 2018. Stay tuned for details

The dates are already set: Friday through Sunday, March 9–11, 2018. Below you’ll find information from our March 2017 conference which will give you an idea of what to expect for next year. We’ll post new information toward the end of December.

What: 24th Annual Organic Growers School Spring Conference (Conference FAQs)

Online registration is closed as of Wednesday 3/8/17 at midnight. Walk-in, On-site, Day-of Registration is available all day Saturday and Sunday at UNC-Asheville. See Attendee Details for more information. There is NO Walk-in Registration for Friday, Pre-Conference Workshops.

Who: For healthy eaters, home growers & farmers

When: March 10-12, 2017

Time: Registration opens at 7:30 AM, classes run from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Conference classes are first come, first served. There is no pre-registration for regular 1.5 hour sessions. Please arrive early to classes to secure your spot in the classroom.

Where: UNC-Asheville, Asheville, NC. DIRECTIONS HERE.

Registration: Register Here now.

Full Weekend: $99 before 1/31, $129 after 1/31/17
Saturday Only: $59 before 1/31, $74 after 1/31/17
Sunday Only: $49 before 1/31, $64 after 1/31/17

Highlights: Special Guest Speakers, Pre-Conference Workshops, Keynote Addresses

Details: The Spring Conference offers practical, regionally-appropriate workshops on organic growing, permaculture, urban farming, and rural living plus a trade show, seed exchange, silent auction, children’s program, and pre-conference, on-farm events. More than 70 sessions per day in themed tracks including Community Food, Cooking, Earthskills, Farmer Beginning, Farmers Intermediate/Advanced, Gardening, Herbs, Livestock, Mushrooms, Permaculture, Pollinators, Poultry, Soils, Sustainable Forestry, Sustainable Living, and More!

The Organic Growers School Spring Conference is a one-of-a-kind event that brings people of all walks of life together for a weekend of learning and networking. Since 1994, the OGS Spring Conference has been the best way to kick-off the season.

The mission of the Spring Conference is to provide down-to-earth, practical advice on growing and sustainable living, while remaining affordable and accessible to anyone wanting to participate. Click the orange buttons to your right to find registration, class schedule, driving directions, and more!

If you’re on our mailing list, you’ll be receiving a brochure in the mail. If you’d like to receive one, please email


Details and Logistics for folks registered can be found here:

Saturday & Sunday, March 11&12 Details

Friday March 10th, Pre-Conference, Details.