Like any other new business, new farms have a high failure rate. The Organic Growers School, a 501c-3 in western North Carolina, has created Farm Beginnings® a comprehensive, year-long, whole-farm planning and business course to start October 24, 2015. Farm Beginnings® is a farmer-led training and support program designed to help WNC farmers plan and launch sustainable farm businesses.
For many years, Organic Growers School (OGS) has worked to increase support for regional farmers by offering education, training, education, and mentoring.
Farm Beginnings® is a full-year program starting October 24, 2015 in Asheville, NC. The program is designed to offer beginning farmers the practical skills and knowledge needed to start-up and grow a successful long-term farm businesses that enhances the sustainability and resilience of the WNC region.
“Providing beginning farmers with a strong foundation in agricultural ecology, holistic decision-making and adaptive management is essential if we want to cultivate the climate resilience of our communities. Farm Beginnings® is an important step along the path to a resilient food future for WNC,” says Laura Lengnick, former professor of Sustainable Agriculture at Warren Wilson College and author of the new book, Resilient Agriculture.
The Organic Grower School has an annual spring and autumn harvest conferences, gardener Get Growing class and farmer programs, where they strive to be the information hub for the organic gardening community in Southern Appalachia.
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