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

Ask Meredith: Apple Cider Vinegar

Ask Meredith: Apple Cider Vinegar

This month's Organic Living article comes from guest writer Jennifer Miyakawa Cloke, the Organic Growers School's Communications Coordinator and Spring Conference Assistant. Enjoy! Hi All! When I think "organic living," the first thing that comes to my mind is, of...

Ask Tom: Farm Gadgets 2013

Ask Tom: Farm Gadgets 2013

This month we offer several products and ideas that may be useful on the farm and elsewhere. If readers have others that we should spread around, please let us know. At our last CRAFT tour of the year Ben and Cedar at Goldfinch Gardens in Celo introduced us to a...

Ask Ruth: Winter Cover Crops

Ask Ruth: Winter Cover Crops

Hello Ruth, I live in East TN and will be digging sweet potatoes in my home garden by the first frost which usually comes in the third week in October. The sweet potatoes are in a 500 square foot area. I am new to cover cropping and have experimented with oats,...

Ask Tom: Farmer Ergonomics

Ask Tom: Farmer Ergonomics

Dear Tom – With the late spring and incessant rain in June, this season was very stressful but making things worse was back pain on and off all season. Any suggestions? Aching Andy in Tuxedo Dear Andy – You are not alone. Farming is the occupation most associated with...

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