2019 Kid's Program

2019 Spring Conference Kid’s Program

in Partnership with Asheville Farmstead School 

Asheville Farmstead School is excited to provide a dynamic, nature-based Kids Program at this year’s OGS Spring Conference. Our three staff educators each have Masters degrees with focuses in education and ecology, along with extensive experience in caring for children. We will offer crafts, science experiments, outdoor activities, and indoor and outdoor play opportunities on the Mars Hill University campus during the conference hours. Children should be dressed to go outside and be comfortable for outdoor play activities. Snacks and water bottles should be brought each day, as well. We will break for lunch from 12:45-1:45 for children to eat with their parents.


About Asheville Farmstead School:

Asheville Farmstead School is a non-profit outdoor farm-based school designed to teach homesteading, natural sciences, life skills, sustainability, and agriculture to children and families. Asheville Farmstead is located in Candler on 25 acres of forested land tucked in a quiet cove 20 minutes from downtown Asheville. 

The goal of Asheville Farmstead is to connect students to an increased awareness of the natural world, the complexities of agriculture and the interrelations of living communities. We serve preschool youth, summer campers, schools, groups and nature-loving families.


Program Details:

  • March 9-10th, 8:30-5:45 (lunch break, children eat with parents 12:45-1:45)
  • Location: Check in and headquarters will be in Spilman Parlor, though kids will be out and about exploring the campus throughout the day!
  • Cost: $35/day for single day registration, $50 for two day registration
  • Ages: potty-trained to 12 years old*

*There are a few limited spaces for babies and toddlers in diapers, please email Kiera directly to inquire about availability or with any other questions conference@organicgrowersschool.org

Parents, please provide daily snacks and water bottles, along with a change of clothes for younger aged children. Please have children dressed for outdoor play, as we do plan to go outside.