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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

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CULTIVATE! Sustainable Living Conference and Networking Event – March 5

CULTIVATE will be held on Saturday, March 5th, from 8-4 PM this year, again at the NW Campus of Greenville Tech.  This conference is one-day, with 11 tracks of classes this time.  Popular instructors, including Tradd Cotter, Daniel Parson, Robin McGee, Buz Kloot, Cory Tanner, and Matt Kip will be joined by a host of new faces.

We’re adding canning, cheesemaking, and homebrewing to the conference this year, along with tracks sponsored by the Southern Goat Producers Association, Gardening for Good, and Farm Bureau.  Don’t miss our Homesteading Track, or the class on reintroducing native plants by someone who’s growing ginseng, goldenseal, and ramps. Continue reading