Programs & Resources for Home Growers

We believe that everyone has the capacity to produce their own food, no matter how much or how little. Home growers are central, dynamic, and vital partners in our move towards a thriving organic food community.


Gardening Series

Spring-Summer 2021 •  Online

Get year-round garden guidance to support you in having your best year in the garden yet. In addition to practical tips, you’ll gain confidence, increase your curiosity and wonder, and be inspired to live a truly healthy life in balance and accord with the Earth. 

Our Gardening Series will feature 2 classes for each season: Spring, Summer & Fall.

You can purchase each season individually, or buy all three for a discounted rate.

Spring Conference

March 13-21, 2021  •  Online

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 2021 schedule, class and workshop descriptions, and instructor bios in mid-December 2020.

Home Growing Library

Online Resource

A repository of articles that covers everything you need to know about starting and managing your organic garden. Learn why to grow organically in the first place or how to understand your soil’s pH.


Consulting Services

Available Year-Round

OGS offers a variety of consulting services with hourly follow-up support and reduced fees available, including 1) assessment of land that you own or want to purchase; 2) assessment of your farm, garden, or homestead; and 3) guidance for your land-based project.

Harvest Conference

2021 Dates Coming Soon • Location TBD

An educational event that offers affordable classes on organic growing and sustainable living. The September 2020 conference (now with a full online schedule!) features dix stand-alone 1-day workshops taught by outstanding guest speakers. Topics include Cherokee Foods, Farm Business, and Herbal Tonics.

Homestead Dreams

Next Date TBA

Whether you own or rent a home or live in a rural or urban setting, you can learn to incorporate small-scale, self-sufficiency and sustainability into your life through this entry-level, one-day exploratory workshop.