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Join us for our Online Gardening Series

Organic Growers School: Gardening Series. Every Tuesday, March 5–April 9, 2018


We’re thrilled to offer Parts 2 and 3 in an online series. These are the dates: March 27 (if you missed it, we’ll send a video link), April 6, and April 13. One you register we’ll send you all the information. If you need information, please contact 


Get Your Garden Started

Due to the Social Distancing mandates we will be hosting our Spring Gardening series ONLINE. See dates below.


Cost = $50

Monday, March 9, 2020
Classroom session
Lenoir-Rhyne University
36 Montford Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801


Monday, March 16, 2020
Garden session
Dr. John Wilson Community Garden
99 White Pine Dr.
Black Mountain 28711

6:00–7:30pm (sunset at 7:39pm)

What We’ll Cover

  • Why you should consider growing organically
  • Important site, size, and design considerations for your garden
  • Growing the soil and nutrient basics
  • Garden seasons
  • Useful tools

Cost = $50

Monday, March 23, 2020
Classroom session on ZOOM

Monday, March 30, 2020
Garden session on ZOOM
6:00–7:30pm (sunset at 7:51pm)

What We’ll Cover

  • Techniques for starting seeds and transplants
  • Dealing with common problems
  • How much to plant
  • Composting and vermicomposting (i.e., composting with worms!)
  • Converting your lawn to garden
  • An edible yard
  • Maximizing your garden space

Cost = $50

Monday, April 6, 2020
Classroom session on ZOOM

Monday, April 13, 2020
Garden session on ZOOM
6:30-8:00pm (sunset at 8:08pm)

What We’ll Cover

  • The virtues of mulch
  • Water and fertilization considerations
  • Compost tea
  • Cover cropping and NPK—nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K)
  • Organic disease and insect control
  • Tips for Fall gardening
Instructor: Diana Schmitt McCall

Instructor: Diana Schmitt McCall

Diana McCall manages the Dr. John Wilson Community Garden which is home to nearly 70 gardening families, over 100 fruit and nut trees, mushroom logs, a native species trail and a biodynamic donation garden which produces 4000 pounds of produce annually for distribution in Black Mountain. Her work also includes school garden programs, expanding community gardens in the town, and partnering with numerous agencies and institutions to educate her community on how to grow, access and prepare healthy food for themselves and their families.

Photo Albums from Previous Spring Gardening Series…


2018 Gardening Series


2017 Organic Gardening Series


2016 Get Growing Organic Gardening Series

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