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Harvest Conference FAQ

Conference FAQ

Read on for Frequently Asked Questions regarding the First Annual Harvest Conference. If you still have questions after reading this, contact us.

What is the Conference and where will it be held?
Where can I view a full schedule?
When can I register?
When are classes offered on Saturday?
What about lunch?
Can I register for just a class or two, and not the whole day?
What is your policy on kids?
I have a hard time registering online. Can I register by phone?
Can I register at the event?
Something’s come up. Can I get a refund?
I’m not from this area. How do I get to the event?


What is the Conference and where will it be held?

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 moreā€¦ all organically of course. We pride ourselves on bringing you down-to-earth advice on growing and sustainable living, while remaining affordable and accessible.

Our First Annual Harvest Conference consists of two days of workshops:
Friday, September 5th: Pre-Conference Workshops
Both half & full day workshops available covering topics such as mushroom hunting, wild edible plant foraging, fermented soda instruction, and place-based creative writing. Pre-Conference workshop held at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa.

Saturday, September 6th: Conference Core
Enjoy twenty-four half-and-a-half classes in six tracks: fall & winter growing, home cooking, fermentation & preservation, self-reliance, homesteading skills, and wild ideas. Saturday classes held at AB Tech Main Campus in Asheville.


Where can I view a full schedule?

You can see it right here.


When Can I Register?

Now! Register now


When are classes offered on Saturday?

There are four time slots throughout the day. Session One is from 9:00am- 10:30 am. Session Two is 11:00am-12:30pm. Session Three is 2:00pm-3:30pm. Session Four is 4:00pm-5:30pm. Ultimately, you can pick up to four classes to attend in one day. You do not have to attend all your classes in a single track. You are free to switch around from track to track throughout the day.


What about lunch?

We are excited to be welcoming Asheville restaurants to the event this year, and they will be selling yummy food made with local ingredients between 12:30 and 2:00 on Saturday. Check back to get more info about who will be serving lunch Be sure to bring some 5’s and 10’s to spend on lunch, as many vendors are unable to accept plastic.


Can I register for just a class or two, and not the whole day?

Because we try to keep things both affordable and simple, we regret that we cannot offer partial registrations.


What is your policy on kids?

We do not have a kid’s program at the Harvest Conference. Registration for kids 11 & under is free; however we insist that you not leave your child unattended. We understand that kids can be unpredictable and may get bored easily, but please respect the other conference registrants and know that you are responsible for the behavior of your children. If your child becomes disruptive to other attendees, you may be asked to step out of class.


I have a hard time registering online. Can I register by phone?

Yes! Registration is available this year by phone. Simply call (828) 564-1179 during regular business hours, and our staff will be happy to assist you!


Can I register at the event?

Registration for pre-conference workshops must be processed in advance. You can register for Saturday classes on-site, but it is more expensive. Save money by planning ahead! Online registration will stay open until the week of September 1st.


Something’s come up. Can I get a refund?

Registration for the 2014 OGS Harvest Conference is non-refundable. The event will be held rain, snow, or shine. Click here for the full refund policy. If you are interested in transferring your tickets to someone else, that’s just fine! Contact the registrar at (828) 564-1179 or jenn@organicgrowersschool.org to initiate a transfer.


I’m not from this area. How do I get to the event?

Because we are not excepting registration for Pre-Conference Workshops at the event, we will contact those registrants in advance with driving directions.

Directions to the Saturday event are available here.