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.
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

Seven Reasons to Forage for Wild Food by Alan Muskat

Seven Reasons to Forage for Wild Food by Alan Muskat

Seven Reasons to Forage A Rewilding Manifesto by Alan Muskat (reprinted with permission) 1. Wild food is FREE You can’t beat the prices. This is one place where you get what you don't pay for. 2. Wild food is FRESHER, more UNUSUAL, DIVERSE, and FLAVORFUL …than its...

CRAFT TOUR: Franny’s Farm

CRAFT TOUR: Franny’s Farm

Franny’s Farm July 12th, 2014 Small Scale Livestock – Sheep, Poultry & Bees Our July CRAFT tour took us to Franny’s Farm in Leicester on the 12th. In just their second year farming, Frances, Jeff and their son Zach Tacy have established diversified small scale...

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