Classes and Workshops

25th Annual Spring Conference // March 9–11, 2018

Friday Pre-conference Workshops

These all-day, immersive workshops are offered on Friday, March 9, 2018 and run from 9:30AM to 4:30PM. Choose from 3 workshops, all taught by special guest speakers:

  • Food for All: Growing Our Community as We Grow Our Food with Karen Washington
  • Human Health = Soil Health with Dan Kittredge
  • The Independent Farmstead: Smart, Savvy, Scalable Land Stewardship with Beth and Shawn Dougherty

Saturday and Sunday Classes

Classes are 90-minutes long with a 30-minute break between each class. The classes are organized into 17 learning tracks:

  1. Community Food
  2. Cooking
  3. Earth Skills
  4. Farmers: Beginning
  5. Farmers: Experienced
  6. Gardening
  7. Herbs
  8. Homesteading
  9. Livestock
  10. Mushrooms
  11. Permaculture
  12. Pollinators
  13. Poultry
  14. Soils
  15. Sustainable Forestry
  16. Sustainable Living
  17. Thinking Big

$10 Half-Day Workshops

Saturday and Sunday each feature 8 hands-on, half-day workshops—4 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon. You must be registered for one or both days of the conference to attend these half-day workshops. Additionally, they require an extra $10 per class for material fees. Most sessions have a limited class size. If a workshop isn’t listed on the registration form, it has SOLD OUT.

Sunday Half-Day Workshops are a repeat of Saturday’s. Many of the 90-minute classes on Saturday are also repeated on Sunday so that you may attend these workshops without missing any of your favorite classes. For questions, email Sprout Morgan at

Samhita Kudva

Samhita Kudva

I am the Communications & Marketing Director for Organic Growers School. I studied photojournalism and began my career as a page designer for The News & Observer. For 8 years, I led the print and digital publishing efforts for a global health project at UNC-Chapel Hill. I’m excited to use my nonprofit experience to help OGS provide organic education in Southern Appalachia.