Silvopasture Farm Tour

Silvopasture = Animals in the Woods

In partnership with the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farming Coalition, Organic Growers School is hosting a public farm tour at Glorious Forest in Mars Hill, NC with a focus on forest farming techniques. Come learn about the diverse ways to use mountainous land! Glorious Forest is working to harvest native staple foods and integrate animal systems into existing forests and renovated pastures. The tour will include hazelnut variety trials and breeding plots, polyculture tree crop plantings, and diverse silvopasture systems.

Who: You! This tour is open to the public. Come learn with us!

When: Sunday, September 23, 2018, 2–6PM

Where: Glorious Forest, Mars Hill, NC. Specific address and directions will be sent to all registered participants.

Cost: $5 for the public, free for CRAFT Members.

Notes: There is an optional potluck at the end of the farm tour. if you’d like to join us for that, please plan on bringing a dish to share and your own eating plates/utensils. Parking is down the road from the farm. There will be shuttles from the lot for attendees to get on-site, but plan on carpooling to the lot as well.

OGS Farmer Programs are made possible by our farmer network and our funding partners: USDA-NIFA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, Grant #2016-70017-25341, USDA Rural Business Development Program, Community Foundation of WNC, Polk County Community Foundation, CLIF Bar Family Foundation, New Belgium Brewing, Simply Organic 1%. Our Growth Partners (year-round program support) are: Carolina Farm Credit, French Broad Food Coop, Mountain Rose Herbs, Earth Tools, Biltmore Company, Red Moon Herbs, Living Web Farms, and Chelsea Green Publishing. Our Media Sponsors are Hendersonville Community Co-op, and WNCW. 

If you have any questions, please email Sera at farmer-programs@organicgrowersschool.org.