26th Annual Organic Growers School Spring Conference

The Organic Growers School (OGS) will hold its 26th Annual Growers School Spring Conference Friday through Sunday, March 8 through 10 at Mars Hill University in Mars Hill, North Carolina. The conference offers practical, regionally-appropriate workshops on organic growing, permaculture, homesteading, urban farming, and rural living. There will be a trade show, seed exchange, raffle, special guests, as well as pre-conference, on-farm events. More than 150 workshops will be held over the three days including Community Food, Cooking, Earth Skills, Beginning Farmers, Advanced Farmers, Gardening, Herbs, Homesteading, Livestock, Mushrooms, Permaculture, Pollinators, Poultry, Soil, Sustainable Forestry, and Sustainable Living.

This conference is open to healthy eaters, home growers and farmers of all scales. Guests may attend the entire conference or choose which days they want to attend. There is free parking onsite. Vegan and non-vegetarian lunch boxes can be ordered in advance at their website.

This is a one-of-a-kind event that brings people from all walks of life together for a weekend of learning and networking. Since 1993, the OGS Spring Conference has been the best way to kick off the season. As the largest grassroots conference of its kind in the region, OGS has served to reinforce the Southern Appalachian’s role as a regional leader in sustainable food and farming. Attendees come from 18 states and Canada. A complete description of workshops, instructors and guest speakers can be found on their website.

For more information about cost, location and to register, visit OrganicGrowersSchool.org/Conferences/Spring. If you have questions, call 828-214-7833 or email Conference@OrganicGrowersSchool.org.