Writing Contest

Old style hand writing kit with precious glass pen and ink

Have you been inspired by Organic Growers School?

How did you learn to grow food?

How did organic growing change your life?


Tell us about it.

Join in the 2017 Organic Growers Writing Contest

Think back to when you first started learning to grow food. Or when you sliced your first home-grown tomato. Or when you took a class at OGS that really inspired you to start something new. Whether your journey with organic growing has changed your life or simply improved your garden, we want to hear about it.amelia_fletcher-1

Story Guidelines

  • 500-800 words (typed and double spaced and preferably in a WORD document)
  • Topic: How your life has been positively influenced by organic growing or Organic Growers School; the learning process; the outcome, or the life change.
  • Send your story to ella@organicgrowersschool.org by December 31, 2016 at midnight.
  • A committee of the OGS Board of Directors will review.
  • We will announce the awards on January 20, 2017.


Winners Receive


First Prize: Three Day Registration to the 2017 Spring Conference: Full Day pre-conference workshop of your choice on Friday and 2-2-day Weekend Registration.

Second Prize: Weekend Registration to the 2017 Spring Conference.

Third Prize: Sunday Registration to the 2017 Spring Conference.

Additionally all winners receive newsletter mention, blog post with their article on the OGS website, and a mention in the Spring Conference program.

Lee Warren

Author: Lee Warren

Lee Warren has been homesteading and farming in cooperative community for more than 20 years. She is the Executive Director of Organic Growers School, which has been offering organic education to Southern Appalachia since 1993. She is the co-founder of Village Terraces CoHousing Community, a collaborative, off-grid neighborhood at Earthaven Ecovillage, and the manager of Imani Farm, a pasture-based cooperative farm. Lee is also an herbalist, writer, teacher, and food activist, with an avid interest in rural wisdom, sustainable economics, and social justice issues.

Organic Growers School, a 501c3 nonprofit, has been the premiere provider of practical and affordable organic education in the Southern Appalachians for 25 years.

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