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Asheville, NC: Organic Growers School will be offering a 2-day workshop, January 12th and 19th, 2020 for farmers at the Southern Appalachians Highlands Conservancy’s Community Farm. This workshop is designed to help farmers understand strategies for effective  communication on farm with farm partners, employees and team members that has the potential to  transform their farm.  

Many farmers in our region farm with partners and learning how to communicate and make decisions together can be extremely challenging and frustrating, especially in times of stress. Steve Torma will be leading this workshop, bringing over 30 years of experience guiding participants towards cooperation and regeneration. He will be using a method called Non Violent Communication (NVC) to lead a highly interactive training. He started the Real Center in 2007 and leads workshops with individuals, groups and families. 


The workshop is on two consecutive Sundays, January 12th and 19th, at the SAHC Community Farm’s Educational building in Alexander, NC, and is hosted by the Organic Growers School. Funding support from USDA Southern Extension Risk Management .  Farmers in WNC CRAFT networks will receive a discount to attend. Pre-registration is required. To register and learn more go to:


About Organic Growers School

Organic Growers School, a 501(c)3 non-profit. OGS is the premier provider of practical and affordable organic education in the Southern Appalachians, building a vibrant food & farming community by boosting the success of organic home growers and farmers in our region. Since 1993, the OGS hands-on training, workshops, conferences and partnerships strengthen and celebrate each grower’s move towards self-reliance. Organic Growers School has served to reinforce Western North Carolina’s role as a regional leader in organic growing. ####

Nicole DelCogliano

Author: Nicole DelCogliano

Nicole DelCogliano is Farmer Program Coordinator at OGS. She teaches the year long Farm Beginnings program to new and beginning farmers. She also farms in Yancey County with her husband, at Green Toe Ground farm.

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