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Organic Growers School presents the long-awaited Harvest Conference, a fall event featuring all the popularity of the Spring Conference with a focus on the fall growing season, harvesting, canning, growing, gardening, energy, cooking and more…all organically of course. We pride ourselves on bringing you down-to-earth advice on growing and sustainable living, while remaining affordable and accessible.

girl with chicken LOW RESDate: September 5&6, 2014
Who: Backyard & Urban Growers, Homesteaders & Gardeners of all stripes, and those interested in self-reliance. Farmer Resources.
Friday: Pre Conference Workshops, both half day & whole day. Held @ Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa.
Saturday: Workshop classes in 6 tracks, much like the Spring Conference format. Held @ AB Tech Main Campus, Asheville.
Saturday Evening: Keynote Address by Janisse Ray. Held @ AB Tech Main Campus, Asheville.
Same great education—Another great time of year!

We strive to make organic education affordable, accessible, & FUN.

ONLINE Registration for Friday (Pre-Conference) Workshops closes Thursday, September 4th at 5pm. If you missed this deadline, you can call 828.772.5846 until 10pm. No on-site signups.

ONLINE Registration for Saturday Harvest Conference closes Friday, September 5th at 5pm. ON-SITE Registration is available Saturday morning.

Date Time Workshop Instructor Cost
Sept. 5th
9am-4pm Speaking of Nature: Place-Based Creative Writing
Full-day workshop with award-winning author.
Janisse Ray $70 by 9/4
Sept. 5th
2 half-day walks
AND 2-5pm
Wild Mushrooms, A Magical Mystery Tour
Walks are short and easy; all ages welcome.
Alan’s morning walk is NOW FULL.
The afternoon walk is still open.
Alan Muskat By 9/4=$40
2 half-day=$70
Sept. 5th
9am-12:30pm Magic Brews: Super Natural Sodas & Fermented Drinks
Half-day, hands-on fermentation workshop.
Marc Williams By 9/4=$40
2 half-day=$70
Sept. 5th
2pm-5:30pm Wild Abundance: Reliance on the Foods around Us
Half-day, hands-on wild food preparation & preservation.
This workshop is NOW FULL.
Natalie Bogwalker By 9/4=$40
2 half-day=$70
Sept. 6th
9am-5:30pm Harvest Conference Workshops
Featuring over 20 classes:

  • Fall and winter growing
  • Harvesting
  • Preservation
  • Fermentation
  • Cooking
  • and more

All organically of course

25+ speakers By 9/5=$40
Sept. 6th
8:00pm Keynote Address with Janisse Ray Janisse Ray Free with Sat.
Registration or
$5-15 at door.

harvest_couple_webSchedule for Saturday, Harvest Conference classes is available here.

For Workshop Descriptions click here.OGS-Harvest-Conference_Schedule_2014

Special Guest Speaker bios click here.

We are excited to announce that author and naturalist Janisse Ray will be joining the Harvest Conference as an instructor and keynote speaker. Click here to learn more about Janisse Ray and the Harvest Conference.


Register online here or download a paper registration that you can mail in with a check here.

Online registration for Friday pre-conference workshops on 9/4 at 5pm. If you missed this deadline, you can call 828.772.5846 until 10pm.  (No on-site registration available). Online registration closes for Saturday Harvest Conference on 9/5 at 5pm (on-site registration available on Saturday morning at AB Tech).