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30th Annual Spring Conference

Practical, Affordable, Accessible

February 24-26, 2023 at Mars Hill University


Early Bird Registration is now open through December!

Early Bird registrants will get 10 tickets to our Spring Conference Raffle. More info on our Special Events Page.


The Organic Growers School is excited to announce the 30th Anniversary of its flagship event, the Spring Conference, to be held at Mars Hill University, Mars Hill, NC, February 24-26, 2023. The anniversary conference and associated special events will continue the organization’s mission to support, inspire and educate people to farm, garden, and live organically by providing affordable, practical, and hands-on education while offering the opportunity to celebrate the non-profit’s legacy in the region over these past three decades. 

The Spring Conference happens over three days, with the preceding Friday dedicated to day-long workshops at off-campus sites around Western North Carolina. Over the weekend, we offer around 60 90-minute workshops organized into 15 themed tracks, such as Mushrooms, Herbs, Gardening, Farming, and Sustainable Living. There will also be over ten half-day workshops that provide opportunities to get more hands-on experience with topics such as fermentation, backyard chickens, and spirulina cultivation. Alongside all of these wonderful educational workshops, the Conference will also feature a lively Exhibit Hall full of local vendors, our annual Seed and Plant Exchange, fun networking opportunities, local food trucks, and more!

Our 2023 Spring Conference Schedule is Live!

Click on the image below to view the schedule in full. 

Spring Conference Schedule Grid

COVID-19 Gathering Precautions

We know we live in the time of COVID. To the best of your ability, we ask that you take precautions to protect yourself and other people attending any event before, while traveling, and during the event. Here are some ways we encourage folks to take precautions:

  • Consider testing yourself at home before departing, regardless of how you feel.
  • Proactively monitor yourself and stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID-19.
  • Wear a mask while traveling in public places, like airports and airplanes.
  • Be an ally and respect your peers and teachers who wear masks.
  • Be up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors!

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