Explore Sustainable Farming

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 how to move forward.

 

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.

Upcoming Workshops

Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 6-9pm EST
Location:  Online via Zoom

Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022, 10am-4pm
Location: Creekside Farm
339 Avery Creek Rd, Arden, NC 28704 (map it)

Homegrown Dreams Workshop

Please keep in mind that Farm Dreams is oriented towards those who would like to begin to market farm products. OGS also offers Homegrown Dreams, a day-long workshop similar to the Farm Dreams, but geared toward 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.

For questions, please contact our Director of Programs & Human Resources, Nicole DelCogliano, at nicole@organicgrowersschool.org

Sponsored by…

OGS Farmer Programs are made possible by our farmer network and our funding partners: CLIF bar Family Foundation, Southern Sustainable Agriculture, Research and Education UNFI Foundation, WNC Bridge Foundation, Harry Chapin Foundation, Walnut Cove, New Visions, and USDA Rural Development. Our Growth Partners (year-round program support) are: Carolina Farm Credit, Earth Tools, Buchi,  Living Web Farms, Gaia Herbs and Chelsea Green Publishing. Our Media Sponsors are WNCW, Asheville FM and BPR. .