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We thought many in our community would be interested to learn about their upcoming 7th Annual Harvest Conference. It is being offered online for the first time this September 11 & 12, which makes it easier for all members of the CNG community to participate! Read on to learn more about this and other educational opportunities with Organic Growers School!
Organic Growers School (OGS), a nonprofit offering affordable classes on organic growing and sustainable living, has traditionally prioritized in-person learning. However, in light of CO-VID 19 as well as the increased demand for online education over the past few years, OGS has decided to move all upcoming programming online, making these robust educational offerings available to growers from anywhere.
First up will be their Gardening Victoriously webinar with Derek Haynes (“The Crazy Botanist”) on August 27th. Shortly after, the 7th Annual Harvest Conference will take place online Friday and Saturday, Sept 11 & 12, 2020 with intensive workshops from 9:30AM to 4:30PM each day. The Conference features six full-day workshops with outstanding guest speakers. Recordings of the classes will also be available for purchase, and full scholarships are available for farmers and food activists.
The workshops being offered are as follows:
Cherokee Foods with Amy Walker, Mary Crowe and Tyson Sampson
- Friday 9/11: Gathering & Wildcrafting
- Saturday 9/12: Cultivating Traditional Crops
Farm Business with Cee Stanley
- Friday 9/11: The NC Hemp Industry
- Saturday 9/12: Brand Your Small Farm for Fundraising Success
Herbal Tonics with Patricia Kyritsi Howell
- Friday 9/11: Spring & Summer Tonics
- Saturday 9/12: Fall & Winter Tonics
Note that the day-long workshops are all independent. Participants can sign up for a workshop on Friday and/or Saturday and receive a discount for registering for both days, no matter which instructor (mix & match!). The cost for a single day is $70, and $125 for both days. Details on the workshops and how to register can be found online.
Subsequent online programming at OGS includes:
- Farm Beginnings, a year-long training program for farmers early in their careers;
- Holistic Crop Management, a 6-part webinar series for vegetable farmers, and
- Homestead Dreams, a 1-day workshop on land-based living.
Register at www.organicgrowersschool.org and then livestream from anywhere!