2016 Archive

2016

January

Spring Conference Early Registration Fees Ends January 31.  Exciting Pre-Conference Workshops

Press Release:  Spring Conference Early Registration Reminder

Spring Conference Early Registration Ends January 31st

February

Press Release:  Farm-To-Table-Dinner – Dine with Pierre & OGS

Farm-To-Table-Dinner to Benefit OGS & New Spring Conference Track

Win a Weekend Pass to the Spring Conference

Press Release:  23rd Annual Spring Conference Schedule

It’s Time to Plan Your Garden

March

Last Chance for Spring Conference Registration Online

Explore Your Farm Dreams in This One Day Workshop, April 2, 2016

Get Growing with Our Organic Gardening 4-Part Series Starts April 5.

April

Press Release: First Graduates from Farm Beginnings® Farmer Training Program

Press Release: Earth Day Film & Discussion April 22 – ‘Can You Dig This’

Join Us for the Earth Day Film & Discussion This FRIDAY!

Combating Pesticide Drift & OGS New Office!

May

DONATE to OGS! Help to Create a Thriving Local Organic Food Community & Growing In Your Front Yard

June

Press Release:  Asheville’s Five Point Neighborhood Creates Pollinator Garden

Make a Difference in 5 Minutes or Less, Strawberry Picking & Farmers Beginnings®

What We Are Loving This Week, It’s Time for the Harvest Conference & MORE!

July

Press Release: WNC Farm Beginnings® Farmer Training Now Open to Applicants!

Harvest Conference Local Wisdom and ASK Ruth

August

What We Are Loving This Week, Harvest Conference Discount Ends August 5, & MORE!

Win a Pass to the 3rd Annual Harvest Conference

Press Release:  Award Winning Author, Janisse Ray, Coming to Asheville for Harvest Conference

September

Join Us for the Harvest Conference THIS WEEKEND!  Register Now!

NEW Coaching & Consulting Support Program! Garlic Festival, Soil Blocking Video, Looking to Buy/Lease or Sell Farm Land? NC FarmLink Is For You!, Updated Resources Library, Register Today Homestead Dreams Workshop

Create the Life You Imagined!  Register Now for Homestead Dreams Workshop – October 8

October

Composting Class, CRAFT 2016 End of Season Tour, Winter Cover Cropping, Volunteer & Scholarships Available For Sustainable Agriculture Conference, Applications for Fund-A-Farmer Grants Open, Symposium: Growing and Using Natural Dyes, OGS Included in 2016 Good Food Organization Guide! OGS Recieves USDA Grant! & More

CRAFT Tour Celebration: Gaia Herb Farm, Apprentice Orientation & New Farm Panel, 2nd Spring Market – Year Round Growing, Poultry Processing, Berries Through the Seasons, Scaling Up

November

CRAFT Tours in 2016, Special Land & Project Consulting Offer for OGS Friends, Writing Contest – Win Tickets to 2017 Spring Conference

Write Your Way to the Spring Conference, Land & Project Consulting Friends Discount, NEW Homesteaders Advice Column

OGS Is Hiring! Communications & Marketing Coordinator Needed

Buying Organic Produce at Farmers Markets, Give Local, SAWG’s Sustainable Farming Conference, Pre-Conference Workshops Announced, Looking For Work on a Farm? Check out Apprentice Link, OGS is Hiring, Need Help with Your Project?, Calling All Exhibitor, Advertisers & Sponsors for 2017 Spring Conference

December

Give the Gift of Organic Education! OGS Gift Cards for the Holidays, Writing Contest Deadline, Staff Picks for “Best Reads”, Save the Dates for Upcoming Events – Farm-To-Table, OGS Spring Conference & Pre-Conference Workshops

Spring Conference Registration Now OPEN!, Meet Keynote Speaker: Gabe Brown, OGS Gift Cards for the Holidays, Upcoming Events

 

2015 Archive

2015

January

Press Release:  Home Grown Revolution with Peter Bane

Spring Conference Registration OPEN! – Pre-Conference Workshops

February Event: Home Grown Revolution with Peter Bane

Press Release:  22nd Annual Spring Conference Featuring Dr. Elaine Ingham

Press Release:  One Day Workshop for Farm Dreamers

Spring Conference Early Bird Registration Reminder

Press Release:  Dr. Elaine Ingham to Visit Region: Living Web Farms & OGS Spring Conference

February

Spring Conference Complete Schedule

Spring Conference Reminder, OGS News & More

Farm Dreams – Explore Your Vision in This One Day Workshop

Workshop Reopened – Seats Now Available for Dr. Elaine Ingham Workshop

Join Us for the 22nd Annual Spring Conference – March 7-8!

March

Spring Conference This Weekend! Last Day for Online Registration.

Thank You For Attending the Spring Conference!

Organic Growing Series of Workshops Starting Up!

April

Press Release: Growing Cities – Earth Day Film & Panel Discussion

Farm Dreams: Explore Your Vision in This One Day Workshop

Press Release: Farm Dreams: Cultivating Local Farmers

Press Release: WNC Receives USDA Support For Regional Farmer Training

May

Grower’s Notebook – Mark Calendar for Fall Harvest Conference, Growing Potatoes, Making Compost & More

June

Press Release: OGS Hires Nicole DelCogliano – Farmers Program Associate

Harvest Conference Registration Open!  Pre-Conference Workshops

Press Release: The Community Foundation of WNC Supports a Farmer Training Program

July

Harvest Conference: Calling All Vendors and Sponsors!!

August

Harvest Conference Early Bird Registration Ends August 7, Pre-Conference Workshops

Local Organic Wisdom at 2nd Annual Harvest Conference

Harvest Conference:  Last Call for Exhibitors & Sponsors

Harvest Conference Ticket Giveaway!

Press Release: Local Organic Wisdom at 2nd Annual Harvest Conference

September

Harvest Conference Countdown! Pre-Conference Workshops & Sponsors

Press Release: Acclaimed Author, Laura Lengnick, Collaborate to Bring Farm Beginnings® to WNC

Press Release: Barriers to Farming in WNC Survey Results!

Harvest Conference Online Registration Ends!

OGS Launches Year Long Farmer Training Program

Farmer Training Program Launches with Full Class, Triangular Tomatoes, All Kinds of News!

November

Explore Your Farm Dreams, Raised Beds, & More

OGS New Look & 1st WNC Local Holiday Giving Guide!

December

Press Release:  OGS Partners with AmeriCorps

Press Release:  OGS Receives Support From the Community Foundation

2016 Spring Conference Registration Open!

Donate to OGS:  Organic Education for Farmers, Gardeners and Consumers

 

2014 Archive

2014

January

Grower’s Notebook: Spring Conference Early Bird Registration Ends Feb. 17!  Metals in Poultry Litter, Solarizing Soil, OGS Welcomes New Executive Director, Last CRAFT Tour of 2013

February

Spring Conference Registration – Early Bird Deadline! OGS Kids Program, Conference Schedule, Work Exchange Program

March

Spring Conference Online Registration Closes March 5, TWEET About OGS, Exciting Pre-Conference Workshops & Conference Classes Offered

Get Growing! Gardener Education Series, Spring Conference Library Up! OGS Upcoming Events

Get Growing Workshops, New Organic Living Blogger! Volunteer Blog Posts Are Up, OGS Upcoming Events

April

Get Growing Workshop, Your Purchase on Amazon Can Help Support OGS, OGS at Mother Earth News Fair, GMO OMG Film Screening & Panel Discussion

GMO OMG Film Screening & Panel Discussion, Students View GMO OMG FREE! Dreaming of Starting Your Own Farm?

Press Release: Farm Dreams: An Exploratory Workshop for Farm Dreamers

May

Press Release: Farm Dreams? – A One Day Exploration for Farm Dreamers

Farm Dreams? Registration. Squash Vine Borers, Landscape Fabric, Garden Blunders, Cloud Storage & The Sustainability Dilema

Press Release:  Local Farmers as Panelists for Farm Dreams Workshop

June

1st Annual Harvest Conference: Pre-conference Workshops, Exhibit at the Conference

Harvest Conference Registration Open!  Poison Ivy, Morning Meditations

July

Press Release:  Harvest Conference: Savor The Abundance – Early Bird Registration & Workshop Details

Harvest Conference Early Bird Registration Ends August 1, Meet the Instructors

Press Release:  Farm to Table – Midsummer Night’s Feast

Press Release: Harvest Conference: Lineup of Local & Regional Instructors

Harvest Conference Photo Contest & Ticket Giveaway, Check Out CRAFT on the Blog!

August

Press Release:  Farm to Table – Midsummer Night’s Feast CHANGE OF DATE

Harvest Conference – OGS Brings Author Janisse Ray to Asheville, Work Exchange Program

Press Release: 1st Annual Harvest Conference, Savour the Abundance – Schedule, Pre-Conference Workshops, Key-Note Speaker

Press Release:  Harvest Conference – Local and Regional Celebs, Conference Schedule, Follow Us On Facebook

Harvest Conference: See The Full List Classes

September

Harvest Conference: Registration Deadline

October

Events We Dig!  Save the Dates : Women in Agriculture Winter Gathering & 2015 OGS Spring Conference, Keeping Healthy Blueberries, Tomato Preserving

Press Release: Farm Dreams: One Day Exploration for Farm Dreamers Workshop

November

2015 Spring Conference Dates, Aphid Control, Neonicotinoid Free Insecticides, OGS Events in December

December

Free Webinar: Sourcing Healthy Meats

Press Release: Spring Conference Registration Now Open & Gift Options

Spring Conference Registration Now Open: Give the Gift of Organic Education

 

2013 Archive

2013

January

Grower’s Notebook: 20th Annual OGS Spring Conference,.Seed Starting, Spotted Wing Drosophila, CRAFT 2013 Membership Drive, Apprentice Link: Apprentices Looking for Farms & Farms Looking for Apprentices, OGS 2013-2016 Strategic Plan,

Febuary

 Grower’s Notebook: Hillcrest Unity Garden Needs Your Help! To Incorporate or Not to Incorporate, Growing with Kids! Spring Conference Registration is OPEN: Children’s Program & Showcase Your Business!

March

Grower’s Notebook: Spring Conference Spectacular! Explaining Bt, SWD Control Sticker Shock, OGS on 880 The Revolution, Organic Gardening Classes

April

 Grower’s Notebook :”Get Growing” Workshop Series a Success!  Bridge Building, Smelly Compost, Beaverdam Community Garden: Organic Growing Classes, CRAFT Tour Kick Off, Asheville Herb Festival,

May

Grower’s Notebook: NEW! ‘Ask Meredith: The Organic Living Corner’! Stink Bugs, Planting Peppers, The Dirty Dozen

June

Grower’s Notebook: Save The Bees! – The Buzz: Garden for Bee Stewardship, Organic Flea & Tick Pet Care, Mulching Tomatoes, Apple Tree Fungus, CRAFT Tour: Ivy Creek Family Farm

July

Grower’s Notebook:CRAFT Tour: Bluebird Farm, Solarizing Soil, Fruit Loss, Organic Mosquito Control, Organic News in the Asheville Area

August

Grower’s Notebook: CRAFT Tour: Hickory Nut Gap Farm,  Solar Drying Firewood, Just Keep Farming, Garden Prepping, Lunches for the Kids, OGS Hiring, NC Soil Test Fee Changes, Tell Asheville to Quit Spraying!

September

Grower’s Notebook: OGS Fall Class Series! Spring Conference Encore Classes, Horticultural Oils, Farmer Ergonomics, The Ongoing Battle with Blight, Organic Events Around Town

October

Special Edition Growers Notebook:  Fall Class Series for Gardeners & Homesteaders of All Shapes & Sizes.

November

Grower’s Notebook: More Conference Encore Classes,  Winter Cover Crops, Apple Cider Vinegar, Tricks of the Farmer Trade, 2014 Spring Conference Dates Announced

December

Grower’s Notebook: Poison Ivy Management, Navigating Micro-climates

2012 Archive

2012

January

Grower’s Notebook: 19th Annual Spring Conference – Over 100 Classes! A Nation of Farmers, Scholarships Available, Volunteer Opportunities, News Bits, 100 Million Farmers?!?, Ruth’s Picks – Books & Seed Catalogs, Knots for Farmers, Join CRAFT!

Febuary

Grower’s Notebook: Register for Spring Conference!  Silent Auction, Scholarship Recipient, All About Soil, News Bits

March

Grower’s Notebook: Conference Wrap Up & Photos!!, Featured CRAFT Farmer: Meagan McGowan, Join CRAFT in 2012, Pesticide Residue, Plant Racks

April

Grower’s Notebook: Summer CRAFT Tour Begins!!  Blueberries, New Organic Sprays, True Nature Country Fair Ready to Blossom on it’s Own, New Farmer Programs Assistant, News Bits

May

Grower’s Notebook: CRAFT Tour at Full Sun Farm! Join CRAFT! Tips for Vegetable Growers, Succession Planting, News Bits

June

Grower’s Notebook: Wildflower Meadow, Landscape Fabric, CRAFT Tour at Bluebird Farm! News Bits

July

Grower’s Notebook: Caring for Nut Trees, Keeping Summer Crops Cool, CRAFT Tour: Useful Plants Nursery, News Bits

August

Grower’s Notebook: True Nature Country Fair!! Fruit Tree Care, Keeping Calm, Canning or Preserving Conversation, CRAFT Tour at Mountain Harvest Organics, Join CRAFT!, News Bits

September

Grower’s Notebook: CRAFT at A Way of Life Farm, Harvesting Sweet Potatoes, Dealing with Climate Change, OGS News Update, News Bits

October

Grower’s Notebook: OGS Spring Conference 2013 Celebrates 20 Years!! Proposition 37 to Label GMOs, DIY Row Covers, Farm Gizmos, CRAFT Tour at Green Toe Ground Farm

November

Thank A Farmer! Thank A Gardener! Increase Access to Organic Education with a Donation to OGS!

December

Help Organic Farmers and Gardeners Get Their Start!  Donate Today!!

Give a Holiday Gift That Supports Farmers And Gardeners!

Thank You to All Contributor & Donors! Sneak Peak at 2013!

2011 Archive

2011

January

Grower’s Notebook: OGS Spring Conference – Inspiring Classes, New ‘Farm Soiree’ Concert & Social Event! Enroll for 2011 CRAFT,  Appalachian Farm Alliance Course: Excel Software for Your Agriculture Business, Farmer’s & Gardener’s Corner Overview of Spring Conference Class Offerings, Apprentice Link Can Help You! Reader’s Response: Vermi-Composting Article, Farmer’s Alliance Partners Announce Foundations Business Planning Courses, News Bits Overload – New Calendar on OGS Website, Conference Scholarships

Febuary

Grower’s Notebook: See You at the Conference!!! CRAFT 2011 Enrollment, Apprentice Link, NC Planting Guides, Hiring Farm Help

March

Grower’s Notebook: Spring Conference Wrap Up & Photos. 2011 CRAFT Tour Schedule, Apprentice Link: Success in Linking Farmers with Workers, Vegetable Starts, Tips on Organizing Farm Paperwork

April

Grower’s Notebook: Garden Maintenance Made Easy, CRAFT 2011 Great Start, Transplanting Aid, News Bits

May

Grower’s Notebook: 5th Annual True Nature Country Fair October 8….Get Involved! Meet CRAFT Farm, Help Wanted: Sprouts Program Coordinator, Getting Certified Organic, Straw Bale Gardening, New Bits

June

Grower’s Notebook: True Nature Country Fair, WNC Farmers Subject of Film “The Farmers Film”, Powdery Mildew, Meet CRAFT: Thatchmore Farm, Tomatoes in the Fall, News Bits

July

Grower’s Notebook: Meet CRAFT: Imladris Farm, True Nature Country Fair Educational Topics, Hydraulic Ram Pumps, Japanese Beetles Check Out New Section: TECH Notes – Farm Marketing System, New Bits

August

Grower’s Notebook: True Nature Country Fair – Full Schedule Sept. 1, TECH Notes: Molt-X-Drip Tape-Rabbit Meat, Meet CRAFT: Green Toe Ground Farm,  Insecticide-Hot Pepper Spray, Cold Frame Tomatoes, News Bits

September

Grower’s Notebook: True Nature Country Fair 2 Weeks Away, News Bits, TECH Notes: Hoophouses & Rootmaker Trays. Meet CRAFT: Useful Plants Nursery, Tomato Leaf Blight, Harlequin Bugs, Access OGS Newsletter Archives

October

5th Annual True Nature Country Fair THIS WEEKEND!!! Events: All About the Animals, One Bowl, Old Time Music Concert, SPROUTS! Children’s Program, Silent Auction

Grower’s Notebook: Meet CRAFT Farm, Spring Conference Dates Announced, Heating Greenhouses, Harlequin Bugs

November

 Grower’s Notebook: Spring Conference Schedule & Registration Starts December 1, Organic Resource, News Bits, Meet CRAFT: The Patchwork Underground, Stinkhorns, Making Biochar

December

OGS 2012 Spring Conference Registration is OPEN! Gift Registration Coupon..

2010 Archive

2010

January

Grower’s Notebook: A New Season, Apprentice Link Can Help You Find Workers, Seed Types, Polyhouse Failure & Failure Prevention, Register Now for Spring Conference, CRAFT-WNC 2010, Recipe Pick: Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheese Roll, SALON REVIVAL: Panel Discussions on Hot Topics in Food & Agriculture, News Bits

Febuary

Grower’s Notebook: 7th Annual OGS Spring Conference: Will You Be There?, Finding Good Workers, Community Gardens on a Budget, Come to the SALON REVIVAL!, Donate to Advertise, OGS is Hiring, Recipe Pick: Marinated Carrots, Beets & Green Beans, CRAFT-WNC, Need Workers? Looking for Farm Work?, News Bits

March

Grower’s Notebook: OGS 2010 Spring Conference Success!, GMO Foods – Are They in Your Pantry? Thinking of Switchig to Full-Time Farming? When Can I Plant What? CRAFT 2010 Schedule, News Bits, Conference Photos

April

Grower’s Notebook: Meet CRAFT: Full Sun Farm, Landscape Fabric: A Marriage Saver? Brussels Sprouts, Cover Crops, 4th Annual True Nature Country Fair, News Bits

May

Grower’s Notebook: Meet CRAFT: Green Toe Ground Farm, Making Tailgate Tents Last, Slug Problems, 4th Annual True Nature Country Fair, News Bits

June

Grower’s Notebook: Meet CRAFT: Crooked Creek Farms, Attacking Those Weeds, Do I Really Want to Farm – Finding Land, News Bits, True Nature Country Fair

July

Grower’s Notebook: True Nature Country Fair Just Around the Corner, Guest Column: Farm Biology 101, Ants & Fire Ants, CRAFT-WNC, Thinking About Next Season? Get Your Farm on the NC Apprenticeship Link, Walk-Behind Bush Hogs, Mark Your Calendar for 2011 Spring Conference, News Bits, Advertise with OGS!

August

Grower’s Notebook: True Nature Country Fair: Events and Kids Program Schedule, Growing Lettuce, Guest Columnist: An Ocean of Nitrogen, Wildflower Seed Source, How Long to Age Fresh Mulch, Growing Vegetables on a Slope, Fall Conference-:Vendor & Sponsor Pack Available, News Bits, CRAFT, NC Apprenticeship Link

September

Grower’s Notebook: 4th Annual True Nature Country Fair This Weekend! News Bits, Gardening on a Slope Follow-up, Meet CRAFT: Flying Cloud Farm Tour, Approaches to Farm Start-up Capital, Get Your Interns Free: OGS Apprentice Link, 2011 Spring Conference Dates

October

Grower’s Notebook: Meet CRAFT: Mountain Harvest Organics, Starting to Compost, Online Apprentice Link Service – What is a Farm Apprentice? News Bits, Spring Conference – Sponsor, Exhibitor & Volunteer Information, Organic Farmer Education, Advertise with OGS!

November

 Grower’s Notebook: OGS Is Hiring!!!  Spring Conference Update, CRAFT 2011: Enroll NOW! Protecting Coldframes From Winter Weather, Start Your Search Now with NC Apprentice Link, Tips of Growing a Better Garden, News Bits: Natural Capital Investment Fund Supports Agricultural Enterprises

December

18th Annual OGS Spring Conference Registration Now Open!  Donate to OGS. Happy Holidays!

2009 Archive

2009

January

6h Annual OGS Spring Conference Registration Open! CRAFT WNC Training Initiative, NC Apprentice Link: Student Looking for Work? Farmer Looking for Help?

Febuary

Expanded Spring Conference, Low Cost, High Impact Advertising. Donate to our Silent Auction

March

OGS Spring Conference — Sign up Before it’s Full!

May

Grower’s Notebook: Meet CRAFT: Forest Creek Farm & Nursery & Thatchmore Farms, 3rd Annual True Nature Country Fair, What to Look for at a Tailgate Market, OGS Community Volunteer Opportunities, Recipe Pick: Lettuce Soup, Ethicurean Website Touches on All Food Issues

June

Meet CRAFT: Thatchmore Farm, Farmer Education Series Workshop, True Nature Country Fair: Norma Bradley’s Work Featured on Poster, Market Finds: Romanesco Cauliflower, Organic Recipe Pick: Summer Strawberry Soup, Website of the Month: Growing Small Farms, Family Farm Tour Needs Help! Flea Beatles, The Skinny About Lime, NAIS: Listening Session for Farmers

July

Grower’s Notebook: Meet CRAFT: Yellowroot Farm, New Fiddle Contest at True Nature Country Fair, Tomato Blight, Cutworm Problems, Recipe Pick: Penne with Walnut Pesto & Eggplant, Website of the Month: The Milkweed Diaries, News Bits

August

Grower’s Notebook: True Nature Country Fair Sept. 26-27, Meet CRAFT: Full Sun Farm, A Farmer’s Questions About Local Food Questions, 2010 Spring Conference Dates, Fall Gardening, Recipe Pick: Melon Salsa, News Bits

September

Grower’s Notebook: True Nature Country Fair Next Weekend! Meet CRAFT: Mountain Harvest Organics, More on Fall Gardening, Planting Fruit, Recipe Pick: Stuffed Apple Crisps, News Bits

October

Grower’s Notebook: Meet CRAFT: Camp Celo Gardens, Wrap Up on True Nature Country Fair, Importance of Soil Tests for Organic Farms, Planting Garlic, Recipe Pick: Sweetest Spiced Pumpkin Cookies, 2010 Spring Conference Dates: Help Needed for Coordinating Kids Program

December

Grower’s Notebook: Meet CRAFT: Green Jade Herbal, 17th Annual Spring Conference News, Gardening During a Warm Winter, Chicken Housing, News Bits

Spring Conference Schedule Available, OGS End of Year: Happy Holidays, Donate Now!