Event Cancellations Due to Coronavirus

Several upcoming events have been canceled or postponed due to concerns about the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.
Event organizers can contact us to update their event’s information.

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Friday, November 27, 2020
2020 Harvest Conference Recordings Available
Nov 27 all-day
Online
Harvest
                                                          Conference
                                                          Recordings
We’re thrilled to announce that the six incredible workshops from our 7th Annual Harvest Conference are now available for purchase!
Cherokee
                                                          Foods
                                                          Speakers
Cherokee Foods: Gathering & Wildcrafting
with Amy Walker, Mary Crowe, Tyson Sampson and Charles E. Taylor

Cherokee Foods: Cultivating Traditional Food
with Amy Walker, Mary Crowe, Tyson Sampson and Charles E. Taylor

Farm Business: The NC Hemp Industry
with Cee Stanley of Green Heffa Farms

Farm Business: Brand Your Small Farm for Fundraising Success
with Cee Stanley of Green Heffa Farms

Herbal Tonics: Spring & Summer Seasonal Tonics
with Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Herbal Tonics: Fall & Winter Seasonal Tonics
with Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Saturday, November 28, 2020
2020 Harvest Conference Recordings Available
Nov 28 all-day
Online
Harvest
                                                          Conference
                                                          Recordings
We’re thrilled to announce that the six incredible workshops from our 7th Annual Harvest Conference are now available for purchase!
Cherokee
                                                          Foods
                                                          Speakers
Cherokee Foods: Gathering & Wildcrafting
with Amy Walker, Mary Crowe, Tyson Sampson and Charles E. Taylor

Cherokee Foods: Cultivating Traditional Food
with Amy Walker, Mary Crowe, Tyson Sampson and Charles E. Taylor

Farm Business: The NC Hemp Industry
with Cee Stanley of Green Heffa Farms

Farm Business: Brand Your Small Farm for Fundraising Success
with Cee Stanley of Green Heffa Farms

Herbal Tonics: Spring & Summer Seasonal Tonics
with Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Herbal Tonics: Fall & Winter Seasonal Tonics
with Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Farm Beginnings Journey Person Program
Nov 28 all-day
Online

When you are a beginning farmer, there are so many new things you are learning and managing each day, from crops, pests, markets and equipment.
The Journeyperson program will offer additional trainings on enterprise analysis, marketing and improving farm communication among team members and owners. Invest in the long term success and viability of your farm business. Applications open now, deadline November 15th, 2020. 
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Farm Beginnings Journey Person Program
Nov 29 all-day
Online

When you are a beginning farmer, there are so many new things you are learning and managing each day, from crops, pests, markets and equipment.
The Journeyperson program will offer additional trainings on enterprise analysis, marketing and improving farm communication among team members and owners. Invest in the long term success and viability of your farm business. Applications open now, deadline November 15th, 2020. 
Monday, November 30, 2020
Farm Beginnings Journey Person Program
Nov 30 all-day
Online

When you are a beginning farmer, there are so many new things you are learning and managing each day, from crops, pests, markets and equipment.
The Journeyperson program will offer additional trainings on enterprise analysis, marketing and improving farm communication among team members and owners. Invest in the long term success and viability of your farm business. Applications open now, deadline November 15th, 2020. 
Thursday, December 3, 2020
2020 Harvest Conference Recordings Available
Dec 3 all-day
Online
Harvest
                                                          Conference
                                                          Recordings
We’re thrilled to announce that the six incredible workshops from our 7th Annual Harvest Conference are now available for purchase!
Cherokee
                                                          Foods
                                                          Speakers
Cherokee Foods: Gathering & Wildcrafting
with Amy Walker, Mary Crowe, Tyson Sampson and Charles E. Taylor

Cherokee Foods: Cultivating Traditional Food
with Amy Walker, Mary Crowe, Tyson Sampson and Charles E. Taylor

Farm Business: The NC Hemp Industry
with Cee Stanley of Green Heffa Farms

Farm Business: Brand Your Small Farm for Fundraising Success
with Cee Stanley of Green Heffa Farms

Herbal Tonics: Spring & Summer Seasonal Tonics
with Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Herbal Tonics: Fall & Winter Seasonal Tonics
with Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Friday, December 4, 2020
2020 Harvest Conference Recordings Available
Dec 4 all-day
Online
Harvest
                                                          Conference
                                                          Recordings
We’re thrilled to announce that the six incredible workshops from our 7th Annual Harvest Conference are now available for purchase!
Cherokee
                                                          Foods
                                                          Speakers
Cherokee Foods: Gathering & Wildcrafting
with Amy Walker, Mary Crowe, Tyson Sampson and Charles E. Taylor

Cherokee Foods: Cultivating Traditional Food
with Amy Walker, Mary Crowe, Tyson Sampson and Charles E. Taylor

Farm Business: The NC Hemp Industry
with Cee Stanley of Green Heffa Farms

Farm Business: Brand Your Small Farm for Fundraising Success
with Cee Stanley of Green Heffa Farms

Herbal Tonics: Spring & Summer Seasonal Tonics
with Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Herbal Tonics: Fall & Winter Seasonal Tonics
with Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Saturday, December 5, 2020
2020 Harvest Conference Recordings Available
Dec 5 all-day
Online
Harvest
                                                          Conference
                                                          Recordings
We’re thrilled to announce that the six incredible workshops from our 7th Annual Harvest Conference are now available for purchase!
Cherokee
                                                          Foods
                                                          Speakers
Cherokee Foods: Gathering & Wildcrafting
with Amy Walker, Mary Crowe, Tyson Sampson and Charles E. Taylor

Cherokee Foods: Cultivating Traditional Food
with Amy Walker, Mary Crowe, Tyson Sampson and Charles E. Taylor

Farm Business: The NC Hemp Industry
with Cee Stanley of Green Heffa Farms

Farm Business: Brand Your Small Farm for Fundraising Success
with Cee Stanley of Green Heffa Farms

Herbal Tonics: Spring & Summer Seasonal Tonics
with Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Herbal Tonics: Fall & Winter Seasonal Tonics
with Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Thursday, December 10, 2020
2020 Harvest Conference Recordings Available
Dec 10 all-day
Online
Harvest
                                                          Conference
                                                          Recordings
We’re thrilled to announce that the six incredible workshops from our 7th Annual Harvest Conference are now available for purchase!
Cherokee
                                                          Foods
                                                          Speakers
Cherokee Foods: Gathering & Wildcrafting
with Amy Walker, Mary Crowe, Tyson Sampson and Charles E. Taylor

Cherokee Foods: Cultivating Traditional Food
with Amy Walker, Mary Crowe, Tyson Sampson and Charles E. Taylor

Farm Business: The NC Hemp Industry
with Cee Stanley of Green Heffa Farms

Farm Business: Brand Your Small Farm for Fundraising Success
with Cee Stanley of Green Heffa Farms

Herbal Tonics: Spring & Summer Seasonal Tonics
with Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Herbal Tonics: Fall & Winter Seasonal Tonics
with Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Friday, December 11, 2020
2020 Harvest Conference Recordings Available
Dec 11 all-day
Online
Harvest
                                                          Conference
                                                          Recordings
We’re thrilled to announce that the six incredible workshops from our 7th Annual Harvest Conference are now available for purchase!
Cherokee
                                                          Foods
                                                          Speakers
Cherokee Foods: Gathering & Wildcrafting
with Amy Walker, Mary Crowe, Tyson Sampson and Charles E. Taylor

Cherokee Foods: Cultivating Traditional Food
with Amy Walker, Mary Crowe, Tyson Sampson and Charles E. Taylor

Farm Business: The NC Hemp Industry
with Cee Stanley of Green Heffa Farms

Farm Business: Brand Your Small Farm for Fundraising Success
with Cee Stanley of Green Heffa Farms

Herbal Tonics: Spring & Summer Seasonal Tonics
with Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Herbal Tonics: Fall & Winter Seasonal Tonics
with Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Saturday, December 12, 2020
2020 Harvest Conference Recordings Available
Dec 12 all-day
Online
Harvest
                                                          Conference
                                                          Recordings
We’re thrilled to announce that the six incredible workshops from our 7th Annual Harvest Conference are now available for purchase!
Cherokee
                                                          Foods
                                                          Speakers
Cherokee Foods: Gathering & Wildcrafting
with Amy Walker, Mary Crowe, Tyson Sampson and Charles E. Taylor

Cherokee Foods: Cultivating Traditional Food
with Amy Walker, Mary Crowe, Tyson Sampson and Charles E. Taylor

Farm Business: The NC Hemp Industry
with Cee Stanley of Green Heffa Farms

Farm Business: Brand Your Small Farm for Fundraising Success
with Cee Stanley of Green Heffa Farms

Herbal Tonics: Spring & Summer Seasonal Tonics
with Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Herbal Tonics: Fall & Winter Seasonal Tonics
with Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Thursday, December 17, 2020
2020 Harvest Conference Recordings Available
Dec 17 all-day
Online
Harvest
                                                          Conference
                                                          Recordings
We’re thrilled to announce that the six incredible workshops from our 7th Annual Harvest Conference are now available for purchase!
Cherokee
                                                          Foods
                                                          Speakers
Cherokee Foods: Gathering & Wildcrafting
with Amy Walker, Mary Crowe, Tyson Sampson and Charles E. Taylor

Cherokee Foods: Cultivating Traditional Food
with Amy Walker, Mary Crowe, Tyson Sampson and Charles E. Taylor

Farm Business: The NC Hemp Industry
with Cee Stanley of Green Heffa Farms

Farm Business: Brand Your Small Farm for Fundraising Success
with Cee Stanley of Green Heffa Farms

Herbal Tonics: Spring & Summer Seasonal Tonics
with Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Herbal Tonics: Fall & Winter Seasonal Tonics
with Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Friday, December 18, 2020
2020 Harvest Conference Recordings Available
Dec 18 all-day
Online
Harvest
                                                          Conference
                                                          Recordings
We’re thrilled to announce that the six incredible workshops from our 7th Annual Harvest Conference are now available for purchase!
Cherokee
                                                          Foods
                                                          Speakers
Cherokee Foods: Gathering & Wildcrafting
with Amy Walker, Mary Crowe, Tyson Sampson and Charles E. Taylor

Cherokee Foods: Cultivating Traditional Food
with Amy Walker, Mary Crowe, Tyson Sampson and Charles E. Taylor

Farm Business: The NC Hemp Industry
with Cee Stanley of Green Heffa Farms

Farm Business: Brand Your Small Farm for Fundraising Success
with Cee Stanley of Green Heffa Farms

Herbal Tonics: Spring & Summer Seasonal Tonics
with Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Herbal Tonics: Fall & Winter Seasonal Tonics
with Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Saturday, December 19, 2020
2020 Harvest Conference Recordings Available
Dec 19 all-day
Online
Harvest
                                                          Conference
                                                          Recordings
We’re thrilled to announce that the six incredible workshops from our 7th Annual Harvest Conference are now available for purchase!
Cherokee
                                                          Foods
                                                          Speakers
Cherokee Foods: Gathering & Wildcrafting
with Amy Walker, Mary Crowe, Tyson Sampson and Charles E. Taylor

Cherokee Foods: Cultivating Traditional Food
with Amy Walker, Mary Crowe, Tyson Sampson and Charles E. Taylor

Farm Business: The NC Hemp Industry
with Cee Stanley of Green Heffa Farms

Farm Business: Brand Your Small Farm for Fundraising Success
with Cee Stanley of Green Heffa Farms

Herbal Tonics: Spring & Summer Seasonal Tonics
with Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Herbal Tonics: Fall & Winter Seasonal Tonics
with Patricia Kyritsi Howell

Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Cuba Agroecology Tour
Jan 5 – Jan 14 all-day
Organic Growers School

Join OGS for a Tour of Cuba’s Sustainable Farms

Learn from farmers and food activists about Cuba’s transition to agroecological farming practices and its national policies that prioritize sustainable farming and hunger remediation.

Connect with farmers, consumers, activists, NGOs, policymakers, and experts working to transform the global food system.

Acquire the knowledge and strategies to create just, sustainable, local, and healthy food systems in your own communities

Agroecology = Agriculture + Ecology

Agroecology is the study of ecological systems as they apply to agriculture. It is a science, a movement, and a practice. At OGS, we like to think of the farm as a system and observe nature as the ideal model of sustainable production.

Agroecological practices strive to incorporate all elements of an agricultural ecosystem—water, nutrients, soil, plants, and animals—to maximize production and minimize impact. Agroecological methods include the following:

  • Silvopasture = animals in the woods
  • Agroforestry = forest farming
  • Permaculture = systems designed to be sustainable and self-sufficient

Of course, each of these methods has been practiced on every continent since humans have existed, though they are only recently being named and defined by the modern sustainable agriculture community.

During this trip, you will participate in and observe how the Cuban agricultural community has embraced agroecology in all of its forms and learn why Cuba is considered one of the leading global experts in agroecological methods.

The Union of Concerned Scientists provides a succinct and informative overview of Agroecology in “The ABCD’s of Agroecology: What Is It All About?”.

Join OGS for a Tour of Cuba’s Sustainable Farms
Jan 5 – Jan 14 all-day
Organic Grower School

Learn from farmers and food activists about Cuba’s transition to agroecological farming practices and its national policies that prioritize organic farming and hunger remediation.

Connect with farmers, consumers, activists, NGOs, policymakers, and experts working to transform the global food system.

Acquire the knowledge and strategies to create just, sustainable, local, and healthy food systems in your own communities.

Agroecology = Agriculture + Ecology

Agroecology is the study of ecological systems as they apply to agriculture. It is a science, a movement, and a practice. At OGS, we like to think of the farm as a system and observe nature as the ideal model of sustainable production.

Agroecological practices strive to incorporate all elements of an agricultural ecosystem—water,

nutrients, soil, plants, and animals—to maximize production and minimize impact. Agroecological methods include the following:

  • Silvopasture = animals in the woods
  • Agroforestry = forest farming
  • Permaculture = systems designed to be sustainable and self-sufficient

Of course, each of these methods has been practiced on every continent since humans have existed, though they are only recently being named and defined by the modern sustainable agriculture community.

During this trip, you will participate in and observe how the Cuban agricultural community has embraced agroecology in all of its forms and learn why Cuba is considered one of the leading global experts in agroecological methods.