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This August marked our second Harvest Conference, a two-day conference with a focus on the Fall & Winter Growing, Home Cooking, Fermentation, Preservation, Homestead Skills, Self-Reliance, Backyard Wonders and more. In our Harvest Conferences we tend to see a larger population of home gardeners and homesteaders who come out to share skills and wisdom about growing on a smaller scale.

In support of Get Growing, a new program and public awareness campaign that is set to launch in the Spring, we conducted a survey as part of the registration process in order to clarify some of the needs and wishes of the growers at our Harvest Conference.

We are excited to share our results with you! Thank you to the 97 of you who responded to our survey.


Here’s what we found…

Click on the graph to see the question associated with the data or scroll through the graphs by clicking the left and right arrows.


Want to see photos from the Harvest Conference? Check out our Flckr gallery!
Powerpoints and resources from the Harvest Conference can be found in our Harvest Conference Library.


For more information on Get Growing contact or visit Organic Growers School’s website

Gillian Scruggs

Author: Gillian Scruggs

Gillian Scruggs is OGS’s first AmeriCorps Project Conserve member. As the Program and Outreach Coordinator, she supports home grower education and coordinates volunteers for the Spring Conference. She comes to OGS from the Alzar School in Idaho and Chile where she was a high school Spanish and AP US History teacher and whitewater kayak instructor. Gillian graduated from UNC Asheville in 2011 with a degree in Spanish, taught experiential science education at Mountain Trail Outdoor School, and worked as the garden assistant for two summers at Mountain Trail’s Educational Garden Center. You are most likely to run into her on the French Broad River, at a farmer’s market, or scrambling around on rocks in Hickory Nut Gorge.

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