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Get Your Garden Started

The Spring Conference is a one-of-a-kind event that offers regionally specific workshops on organic growing and sustainable living. Our mission is to provide down-to-earth, practical advice while remaining affordable and accessible. 2020 Spring Conference Schedule

Workshop Descriptions By Track






Early registration prices: $65 for Saturday, $55 for Sunday, $110 full weekend by January 31st. Regular prices (after 1/31/20): $80 for Saturday, $70 for Sunday, $140 full weekend. Walk-in registration prices: $85 for Saturday, $75 for Sunday, $150 full weekend. Pre-conference workshop prices are $70 standalone or $55 when bundled with a weekend/Saturday/Sunday registration (any combination of weekend days).

Please know that our registration fees for programs do NOT cover our operating expenses. As a 501c3 nonprofit, we rely on donations and other funding to keep providing stellar services to the community. Consider giving over and above your registration fee to support sustainable agriculture education in the Southern Appalachians.


Lee Warren (Prounous: she/her/hers)

Executive Director

Organic Growers School

December 2019, January & February 2020
January & February, 2020

February 8, 2020

February 2020
February 2020
March 6-8, 2020
Mondays, March 9-April 20, 2020 (spring break 4/6)
September 11&12, 2020
October 2020 to September 2021
January 2021
Organic Growers School is the premiere provider of practical and affordable organic education in the Southern Appalachians, building a vibrant food & farming community by boosting the success of organic home growers and farmers in our region.


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