SC Organization for Organic Living

Cultivate Class Schedule

 8 - 9
Registration & Breakfast


8:30 - 8:50
Opening remarks

Practical Farm Skills



Healing plants & fungi

Soil and Pasture Health

Seed to Stem

 Expanding    your product line

The business of farming
9:00 - 10:15
Building Roof Trusses, part 1
Backyard Economics
The mineral box
Medicine from the trees
Free and small-scale cover crops
In defense of okra
The Business of Mushrooms
Farm-to-Table Co-ops
10:30 - 11:45
Building Roof Trusses, part 2
A return to a cyclical perspective using the "Medicine Wheel Metaphor"
Managing mixed flocks
Herbal baby & child care
Soils - why we have to start here
4 Easy Ways to Grow Mushrooms for Food and Medicine
Profiting from Beneficial Insects and Microbes
Avoiding mistakes:  25 things I did starting out that you shouldn't
11:45 - 1:00

Modern Homesteading Skills

An Appalachian Milpa Lifeway

Goats 101

Farm First Aid

Soil Health and fertility

Maximizing your product line with innovative, value-added items

Success with USDA Grants

Anti Farmers Market Survival Guide


Basic Tractor Maintenance and Operation

Foraging for profit or your larder

Managing farms and creating habitat to support beneficial species
Medicinal Mushroom    Magic: species profiles, uses,  dosing and Tincture Making Demo

Permaculture Payback:  success story of a small farm

Seed Saving

NRCS High Tunnel Program (EQIP)

Critical Agricultural Labor Issues