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!
Organic Growers School is excited to be collaborating with The 2017 Home, Garden and Green Living Show (HGGLS)! The HGGLS has so many exciting vendors, products, DIY workshops, and seminars that will be of special interest to the OGS family. Mark your calendars for March 17-19 and plan to be at the US Cellular Center in downtown Asheville!
As farmers we are often dealing with the cycles of life and death—the seasons, different types of growing situations, the vicissitudes of weather, etc. For those of us who are integrating animals into our farming systems, the question becomes: how do we consciously and compassionately deal with the cycle of life and death?
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.