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Organic Grower’s School

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One of the area’s most comprehensive conferences on all things natural, green and growing happens this weekend, and I’m beyond honored to be included in it. I’ll be a first-time speaker (though many time attendee) at the Organic Grower’s School happening on the UNC-Asheville campus (my alma mater!) this Saturday and Sunday, March 12th and 13th.

There are 15 different “Tracks” offered at the conference, truly offering something for everyone (a “soup to nuts” approach to organic agriculture, as it were). They include: Gardening, Mushrooms, Soils, Livestock, Sustainable Living, Farmers-Beginner, Farmers-Int./Advanced, Community Food, Permaculture, Herbs, Sustainable Forestry, Homesteading, Cooking, Poultry, and Voices From the Field. My workshop, entitled “Hosting On the Homestead,” is offered as part of the “Homesteading” track, and will take place on both Saturday and Sunday from 11:00-12:30. If you’re curious about multiple uses for your homestead, this is the class for you.

If you’ve never been to the OGS before, you’re in for such a treat. The wealth of information, presented by seasoned, experienced teachers, is staggering. It’s the mother lode of organic practices. If you’ve attended in years prior, you know what I’m talking about. I do so hope to meet some of you there, whether you take my class or not (but you should, it’s going to be fun, I think, I hope-I’m pretty goofy, so, I’m fairly certain there will be some degree of silliness, but lots of information, too, because I value your time!).

To purchase tickets, view the full schedule, and have any other questions you might have answered, jump on over to the Organic Grower’s School website. Spring is in the air, and this conference is just the thing to get you jazzed for the growing season to come.

*All images above courtesy of OGS.