Welcome!

Need help with a farm, garden, or homestead project?

Contact us at (828) 214-7833 or

Home-grow@organicgrowersschool.org

 

We are your partner on the journey towards self-reliance: We provide on-site coaching and consulting in Western North Carolina and beyond. We’re also available by video or audio call with clients outside of our practical reach. We recommend that you start with our Comprehensive Assessment, which will help us get a deeper understanding of your needs and goals. From there we can help you design something more in-depth and customized to support the realization of those goals.

Comprehensive Assessment

This in depth assessment helps us gather vital information about your dreams, resources, core life values,  timeline, and  desired process. As we learn about you, and your vision and intention becomes more clear and more accessible, you will also learn more about yourself.

Details

The Comprehensive Assessment is comprised of the following parts:

  1. Comprehensive Intake Survey (You complete the survey with support from us)
  2. Site Visit (1.5 to 2.5 hours) with OGS Sustainability Consultant
  3. Followup:
    • MP3 Recording of the Visit
    • A summary of next steps/Recommendations
    • Referral if appropriate/possible
    • Information Transfer to a Service Provider (Up to 30 minute conversation with a provider of your choice)
    • Follow-up Phone Call

Investment: $350. 

Area-Specific Assessment

If you’re already clear about where you want to focus our time together, we can dive right in. Details here.

  • New Farmer Focus
  • Living on the Land Focus
  • Renewable Energy Focus
  • Water in the Landscape Focus
  • Garden Installation Focus
Details

The Area Specific Assessment comprised of the following parts:

  1. Intake Survey (You complete the survey with support from us)
  2. Site Visit (1 to 1.5 hours) with OGS Sustainability Consultant (includes verbal summary of next steps/Recommendations)
  3. Followup:
    • MP3 Recording of the Visit
    • Referral if appropriate/possible
    • Follow-up Email

Investment: $225. 

Remote Assessment

For clients outside of our practical reach and those who want to start their exploration remotely, this assessment takes place on video call or over the phone for ease of scheduling. This assessment offers the same comprehensive intake to gather information and allows for one-on-one time with our consultant for low-cost investment.

Details

The Remote Assessment is comprised of the following parts:

  1. Comprehensive Intake Survey (You complete the survey with support from us)
  2. Phone or Skype Consult (1 hour) with OGS Sustainability Consultant (including a verbal summary of next steps/Recommendations)
  3. Followup:
    • MP3 Recording of the Visit
    • Referral if appropriate/possible
    • Follow-up Email

Investment: $125. 

Hourly Consulting Services

This option is available for clients who have already been through one of the Assessment packages. Consider this to support your action plan, follow-through on implementation, get ongoing one-on-one education, or further support with your service providers.

Details

The Hourly Consulting is comprised of the following parts:

  1. On-Site Consulting, minimum of 1 hour, and maximum to be determined at the time of scheduling.
  2. Followup:
    • MP3 Recording of the Visit
    • Referral if appropriate/possible
    • Follow-up Email

Investment: $75/hour.

Additional Time & Travel Details

  • For all assessment packages, either on-site or Skype/phone, additional time may be added as needed at $75 per hour as time permits.
  • Travel in both directions is charged at $30/hr starting from our offices in Enka, NC