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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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.
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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.

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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!

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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.

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Recent Blog Posts

Navigating Farm Labor

Navigating Farm Labor

Farming on a small farm requires significant labor to produce the food we all eat.  Farms today struggle to adequately staff their farms, often using a combination of family members, hourly workers, visiting workers from other countries  or engage in apprenticeship...

Winter Planting

Winter Planting

This is the list of plants that I planted from late fall (end of October) to mid-December. Day Lillies Comfrey Elderberry Shrubs Catnip Lamb's ears Varigated Bishop's Weed  or Gout Weed (Aegopodium podagraria 'Variegatum') Hostas Wild Ginger Rudbeckia Two varieties of...

Candy Roaster Squash + Recipe

Candy Roaster Squash + Recipe

Image credit Cindy Trisler, Mudluscious Pottery & Gardens If you’ve ever had the pleasure to become acquainted with the illustrious Candy Roaster Squash, you’ll know them as giant and famously sweet heirlooms. If you’ve not yet been introduced, you’re in for a...

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