As my AmeriCorps Project Conserve service with OGS winds down, I have a lot of fond memories of the food and farm folk I’ve met in the last eleven months. One such opportunity was the Gardens of Fairview Tour in June. The tour has grown beyond a focus on food security to include arts and crafts as well as presentations on community gardening, attracting butterflies, caring for bees, green building and permaculture, and year-round gardening. It’s a shared vision creating community around food and the places in which people grow it. Love it!
As the summer season reaches peak abundance it is our pleasure to welcome Sam Ruark onto the staff at the Organic Growers School. Sam will play two roles here at OGS, as developer and manager our new Get Growing program and as the coordinator of the Spring Conference Speaker program.