Programs & Resources for Gardeners

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.

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.

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.

Fall Gardening Series

2020 Dates TBD  •  Black Mountain, NC

Join Diana McCall, garden manager at the Dr. John Wilson Community Garden, for two evenings in her Black Mountain garden. Discover when to seed and transplant, which vegetables to plant, site location based on the hours of sunlight, and simple techniques for winter protection.

Gardener’s 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.

Harvest Conference

September 4th & 5th, 2020 • Warren Wilson College

An educational event that offers affordable classes on organic growing and sustainable living. The September 2019 conference featured eight stand-alone 1-day workshops taught by outstanding guest speakers. Topics include Wild Foods, Medicine Making, Hemp Farming, & Forest Farming. 

Homestead Dreams

Saturday, February 8, 2020  •  10:00–5:00  •  Arden, NC

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.

Spring Conference

Friday–Sunday, Mar. 6-8 2020  •  Mars Hill University

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 2019 schedule, class and workshop descriptions, and instructor bios in mid-December 2018.

Spring Gardening Series

Six Mondays in Spring 2020  •  Black Mountain and Asheville, NC

This six-class series will teach you everything you need to know about growing and expanding your garden—from planning and planting to production and pests. Every other class takes place at the Dr. John Wilson Community Garden for hands-on instruction.