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OGS officially declares the first week of June Grower Appreciation Week!

We get so much inspiration every year from our attendees, speakers, and OGS community and we want to honor those of you who are taking action! Keep up the good work and let OGS know how we can help you Get Growing!

Click on the gallery below to get inspired!

Want to share your projects with us? We want to see what you’ve been doing!

Send us a picture of your latest project from your garden, farm, homestead, kitchen, or community/school garden  with your name and a brief caption and we’ll add you to the gallery. Email your jpeg and caption to

Examples may include (but are not limited to):
-Trying out a new fermenting recipe
– Building a chicken coop
– Biodynamic planting and permaculture systems
– High tunnels, low tunnels, hoop houses, bee hives
– Community and school projects
– Photos of your compost systems / raised beds / pastures / garden / etc
The project doesn’t need to be perfect, or even complete. We just want to showcase you as an inspiration to help others Get Growing!
Gillian Scruggs

Author: Gillian Scruggs

Gillian Scruggs is OGS’s first AmeriCorps Project Conserve member. As the Program and Outreach Coordinator, she supports home grower education and coordinates volunteers for the Spring Conference. She comes to OGS from the Alzar School in Idaho and Chile where she was a high school Spanish and AP US History teacher and whitewater kayak instructor. Gillian graduated from UNC Asheville in 2011 with a degree in Spanish, taught experiential science education at Mountain Trail Outdoor School, and worked as the garden assistant for two summers at Mountain Trail’s Educational Garden Center. You are most likely to run into her on the French Broad River, at a farmer’s market, or scrambling around on rocks in Hickory Nut Gorge.

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