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OGS Pre-Conference Workshop: Finding, Buying & Loving the Land

March 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Dr.
Mills River, NC 28759 United States

Learn what the realtors, developers, and sellers won’t tell you. In this all-day workshop, we will develop land literacy through a permaculture lens, learning a sophisticated set of tools for assessment and design. Invaluable whether you are planning to you buy land or want to assess and learn how to work land you already own. […]

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OGS Pre-Conference Workshop: Water and Agriculture—Critical Consciousness for Healing the Planet

March 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Living Web Farms, 176 Kimzey Rd
Mills River, NC 28759 United States

The availability, quality, and integration of water in food production is an overlooked yet central feature of food systems. Leaders in the work of water interfaces are John Todd and his son Jonathan, who combine cutting edge research with dynamic design to restore waterways all over the world as functional, living components of natural and […]

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OGS Pre-Conference Workshop: Year-Round Growing on the Farm & Garden

March 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Creekside Farms Education Center, 339 Avery Creek Rd
Arden, NC 28704
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Join experienced vegetable, herb, and seed growers Pam Dawling & Ira Wallace for a step-by-step approach to growing year-round. Learn the tools to manage space effectively, grow the quantities of crops when you want them, and efficiently meet your growing goals. The workshop will cover: Defining your Market: Are you growing for yourself or for […]

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OGS Pre-Conference Workshop: Integrated Animal Agriculture—Incorporating Livestock into your Farm & Homestead with Meredith Leigh

March 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
SAHC Community Farm Alexander, NC 28701 United States + Google Map

Two of the drastic results, over the last 50 years, of taking the animals off the farm are confinement animal feeding operations (CAFO’s) and massive use of chemical fertilizer (for plants), both of which produce environmental disasters and unsatisfactory conditions for all involved. Livestock production was historically integrated on the same farms that grew vegetable […]

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