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6th Annual South Carolina Organic Growing Conference: Cultivate

This year’s Cultivate conference will take place on March 4 from 8 AM to 4 PM at the Greenville Technical College NW Campus in South Carolina.


Highlights include:

  • Buz Kloot’s 2-class soil series (Soils: why we have to start here and Soil Health and why we think it’s turning traditional soil fertility on its head)
  • Michael Lalich’s (Low Country Labor Finders) presentation on H2A visas and the impending agricultural labor shortage
  • Building Roof Trusses with Jay Pearson and Joshua Snyder, Greenville Technical College
  • Basic Tractor Maintenance
  • Cory Mosser’s (Natural Born Tillers) Avoid Mistakes – 25 things that I did starting out that you shouldn’t!
  • Tradd Cotter’s (Mushroom Mountain) The business of mushrooms

….Other classes include farm first aid, success with USDA grant applications, seed saving, pasture management, minerals for cattle, mushroom growing, medicinal mushroom tincturing, small-scale cover crops, foraging for profit, developing farm co-ops, managing mixed poultry flocks, EQIP funding for high tunnels, and much more.


$65 registration includes a substantial breakfast, locally-sourced lunch, and 4 classes of your choice.  This year, we also are offering a pizza and salad after-party at Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery (a successful local foods store that has received back-to-back USDA grants) and a Sunday homesteading tour with demonstrations at EarlyBird Farm in Ware Shoals, SC.


-For more information about classes please visit http://www.scorganicliving.com/cultivate.html.

-To register please visit: http://cultivate2017.brownpapertickets.com/


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