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June Homestead Tour in Swannanoa

June 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Organic Growers School’s new series of Homestead Tours showcases how home-growers in Western North Carolina (WNC) are transforming their land into thriving, productive, and resilient ecosystems. Our goal is to inspire you to embark on your own homesteading journey by providing an opportunity to tour a working homestead. Tours occur once per month, each time at a different homestead, and they are always followed by an optional group potluck!

Mark Dempsey is the Farm Services Coordinator with the Carolina Farm Stewardship Alliance, as well as an avid grain grower, equipment builder, and research enthusiast. On his property in Swannanoa, Mark experiments with a variety of cover crop grains using no-till farming systems and modest equipment. Mark will explain the ins and outs of growing grain crops and demonstrate techniques for processing grains for eating and storing.


June 10
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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