Farm Dreams: A day of exploration for dreamers.

Farm Dreams Workshop

Dreaming of starting your own farm? Farm Dreams is an entry-level, five-hour workshop designed to help people who are seeking practical, common-sense information on sustainable farming and how to move forward. This is a great workshop to attend if you are in the exploratory stages of starting a farm.

Objectives

In this one-day, exploratory workshop participants will…

  • Learn about sustainable farming careers in Western North Carolina.
  • Discover and assess your resources, skills and farming intentions.
  • Begin to develop an educational plan toward farming.
  • Connect with regional training opportunities and support networks.
  • Prioritize your next steps toward your farming goals.
  • Hear from experienced farmers running successful farms in WNC.

OGS is also offering Homestead Dreams, a day-long program similar to the Farm Dreams, but geared toward homesteaders and folks interested in land-based living. The difference is that Farm Dreams focuses on an enterprise model where income generation is a significant part of the equation.

Upcoming Workshops

All Farm Dreams Workshops are held on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. – 4p.m.

Boone, NC (in partnership with Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture):

  • Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ The Watauga County Ag Conference Center (252 Poplar Grove Rd. Boone, NC 28607)

Asheville, NC:

  • Saturday, December 2, 2017, location TBD
  • Saturday, February 3, 2018, location TBD
  • Saturday, March 24, 2018, location TBD
  • Farm Dreams Registration

  • Price: $55.00 Quantity:
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  • Refund Policy:
    Registration for the Organic Growers School classes and workshops is non-refundable. This event will be held rain, snow, or shine. If you are unable to attend for any other reason, we will be happy to send you documentation so that your registration fee can be recorded as a tax-deductible contribution to the ongoing work of the Organic Growers School.

    Photo Policy:
    By registering for any session in the Organic Growers School Spring Conference, I grant to the Organic Growers School the right to use my photograph, video and voice recordings or likeness, with or without my name, for publicity and educational purposes for Organic Growers School. I hereby release any claims of copyright, libel, slander, violation of privacy or similar rights that I may have.

  • Donate to OGS

  • Organic Growers School is a 501c3 non-profit. Our program fees do not cover our expenses. Please consider a tax-deductable donation. We strive to keep this education affordable and accessible. Even still, some folks cannot afford to attend. Please donate any amount to the scholarship fund so that others may receive this education.

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Questions about this program? Contact Sera, Farmer Programs Associate, at farmer-programs@organicgrowersschool.org.

OGS Farmer Programs are made possible by our farmer network and funding in part by the Community Foundation of WNC,  CLIF Bar Family Foundation, Organic Valley, Simply 1%, Carolina Farm Credit, French Broad Food Co-op, and by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of USDA-NIFA, Grant #2016-70017-25341. Read more about Farmer Programs' Funding Partners here.