4th Annual Harvest Conference: September 8–9, 2017

Handouts from 2017 Harvest Conference

We held the 4th Annual Harvest Conference at Warren Wilson College on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8–9, 2017. Thank you to all who attended this year’s event—we had a fantastic time with y’all!

Some of this year’s instructors provided informational handouts to attendees. In case you missed their classes or the conference altogether, we’ve gathered all materials in one convenient location. Feel free to read, download, and enjoy these helpful guides.


Fall and Winter Gardening: Yes You Can!

Seven Principles of Gardening Handout


Four-Season Composting

Four-Season Composting PowerPoint Presentation


Growing and Making Plant Medicine: Teas, Tinctures, and Salves

Dictionary of Herbs; Making Plant Medicine Handout


Healing with the Five Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Earth Element Handout

Energetic Principles Handout

Fire Element Handout

Metal Element Handout

Water Element Handout

Wood Element Handout


High Tunnels for Homesteaders

High Tunnels for Homesteaders References Handout

Planting Dates for Winter Harvest Crops Handout

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) EQIP Seasonal High Tunnel System for Crops Handout


Making Mead 101

Mead Making 101 with Marissa Percoco Handout


Processing Acorns

Acorn Processing Handout


Sleep Matters

Guidelines for Better Sleep and Herbs for Sleep and Relaxation Handout


Wild Food Preservation

Preserving the Wild Harvest Handout


Worms for Living Soil

Making​ ​a​ ​Composting​ ​Worm​ ​Bin Handout

What about Earthworms Handout


About the Harvest Conference

The Harvest Conference is a fall event featuring all the popularity of the Spring Conference with a focus on the fall and winter growing, home cooking, fermentation, preservation, homestead skills, self-reliance, backyard wonders, and more—all with an organic perspective, of course.

We pride ourselves on bringing you down-to-earth advice on organic growing and sustainable living while remaining affordable and accessible.

  • Dates—Friday and Saturday, September 8 & 9, 2017
  • FridayAll-Day Workshops
  • Saturday—Choose from 21 classes in 7 tracks, much like the Spring Conference format
  • Sunday Bonus Event—Our education partner Living Web Farms is extending the weekend by offering a Root Crop Production Intensive on Sunday, September 10.
  • Location—Friday & Saturday classes will be at Warren Wilson College. Sunday will be at Living Web Farms.
  • Cost—Saturday is $50. Friday All-day Workshops are $70.