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.
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 • 10:00AM–4:00PM • Asheville, NC
If you’re in the exploratory stages of starting your own farm, this entry-level workshop is designed just for you. You will receive practical, common-sense information on sustainable farming and hear from experienced farmers running successful farms in WNC.
Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 • 3:00–8:00PM • Alexander, NC
This 6-hour workshop will showcase how to structure labor on a small farm through the eyes of established regional farmers. Legal and financial considerations will be highlighted and discussed to better understand which labor structure best fits your farming model.
Friday–Sunday, Mar. 8–10 2019 • UNC Asheville
The Spring Conference is a one-of-a-kind event that offers regionally specific workshops on organic growing and sustainable living. We will open registration and publish the 2019 schedule, class and workshop descriptions, and instructor bios in mid-December 2018.
Every Tuesday, Mar. 5–Apr. 9, 2019 • Black Mountain and Asheville, NC
This six-class series will teach you everything you need to know about growing and expanding your garden—from planning and planting to production and pests. Every other class takes place at the Dr. John Wilson Community Garden for hands-on instruction.
Tuesdays, Aug. 13 and 20, 2019 • 6:00–8:00PM • Black Mountain, NC
Join Diana McCall, garden manager at the Dr. John Wilson Community Garden, for two evenings in her Black Mountain garden. Discover when to seed and transplant, which vegetables to plant, site location based on the hours of sunlight, and simple techniques for winter protection.
Tuesday, Jan. 7 – Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 • Cuba
Join OGS for a tour of Cuba’s sustainable farms. Learn from farmers and food activists about Cuba’s transition to agroecological farming practices. Acquire the knowledge and strategies to create just, sustainable, local, and healthy food systems in your own communities.