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

All workshops are held on Saturdays, 10:00AM–4:00PM, with a potluck-style lunch where we encourage participants to bring a dish to share with the group during the 1-hr lunch break. We will send all registered participants workshop details and driving directions as their workshop date approaches.

Saturday, January 30th, 2021
VIRTUAL

Saturday, February 20th, 2021
VIRTUAL

Homesteading Workshop

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

For more information on this program, please contact Sera Deva, Director of Programs & Systems Design at sera@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. .