Upcoming Events

There are myriad ways to get involved in the local food movement. Whether you’re interested in farming, homesteading, gardening, or living sustainably, Organic Growers School provides you with a spectrum of educational programs and events to help you at any stage of your organic journey.

FEB–JUL 2018

Homestead Tours

Visit passionate homesteaders in WNC who are transforming their land into thriving, productive, and resilient ecosystems. Learn from their successes and failures and derive inspiration from their do-it-yourself pluck and innovation.

2:00–5:00PM
June: Swannanoa, NC
July: Leicester, NC

APR–OCT 2018

CRAFT Farm Tours

WNC CRAFT is a farmer-led networking and training program in Western NC. Farm tours are a core component of the program and will teach you how successful farmers are running their enterprises. A CRAFT membership is required, and your one-time fee will grant you access to all tours.

Times and locations vary

FRI–SAT, SEP 7–8, 2018

Harvest Conference

Choose between three immersive two-day workshops taught by expert instructors: 1) raising sustainable poultry flocks with Jim Adkins; 2) cultivating a healthy microbiome with Monica Corrado; or 3) mushroom cultivation for your farm and garden with Tradd Cotter.

9:00AM–5:00PM (both days)
Warren Wilson College

SAT, OCT 6, 2018

Homestead Dreams

Whether you own or rent a home or live in a rural or urban setting, you can learn to incorporate small-scale, self-sufficiency and sustainability into your life through this entry-level, one-day exploratory workshop.

10:00AM–5:00PM
Living Web Farms

OCT 2018–SEP 2019

Farm Beginnings®

Farm Beginnings® is a one-year training, networking, and mentoring program led by farmers in WNC. The program will help you build the skills to start and expand your own successful farm business through coursework, conferences, farm tours, and one-on-one mentorship.

Times and locations vary