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If you’re starting or expanding your farm business, we offer a path to success through training, networking, and support.

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We provide you with quality gardening education, ideas for inspiration, and connections to other growers in Western NC.

Our classes, workshops, and services will inspire you, build your confidence, and support you in creating your sustainable life.

Learn to farm, garden, and live organically through our hands-on training, workshops, conferences, and partnerships.

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Testimonials

Honestly, Farm Beginnings has changed my life for the better. I am leaving the course with functional knowledge of farm business, a wealth of resources, and direction for my life. I can’t thank you all enough.
Farm Beginnings Participant

I can’t fully express my appreciation for the passion conveyed in the [Spring] Gardening series. Especially regarding the creation of a healthy, vibrant earth through gardening and by redefining our relationship with nature/soil. Thank you, thank you.

Spring Gardening Participant

I love the OGS Spring Conference. Thank you all for your hard work to make it happen. I look forward to it every year and always come away inspired and ready to keep working!

Spring Conference Participant

What I love most about CRAFT is the networking with other farmers and visiting working farms. The sharing of information between farmers is like in no other industry. In farming, it seems, competitiveness turns into collaboration and cooperation.

CRAFT Participant

Recent Blog Posts

Stinging Nettle Pesto

Stinging Nettle Pesto

Stinging Nettle demands your attention! This prickly spring weed is cursed by many, but loved by Indigenous people, herbalists, and curious foodies. Stinging Nettle is incredibly medicinal and nutritious, bringing ease to seasonal allergies with its natural...

2021 Spring Conference Highlights

2021 Spring Conference Highlights

Conference Highlights   Our 28th Annual Spring Conference took place from March 13-21, 2021. We met VIRTUALLY for the first time, and enjoyed hosting speakers and attendees from across the United States (as far away as Alaska!).One of the things our staff enjoyed...