Coastal Cultivate, the sustainable farming and food conference


Join us on March 5th at Cultivate, a conference focused on sustainable growing practices, networking, and food.  The event will be hosted by the Culinary Institute of the Carolinas (CIC) at Greenville Tech (SC), in partnership withedibleUpcountry and SC Organization for Organic Living.  Visit for class descriptions and instructor bios.  The $65 registration – available at – includes 4 workshops and a substantial breakfast and lunch.


Daniel Parson of Oxford College (Emory) – and former CFSA board member – will be teachingFarm Planning for Maximum Profit and Soil Tests:  How to convert recommendations into organic amendments.


Just back from MOSES, John Quinn from Furman will be presenting a new online biodiversity measuring and monitoring system.


Sara Harding of Liberated Landscapes will share how to map your property for optimal land use by assessing slopes, sun angle, run-off patterns, and more


Chef Austin Craft will demonstrate a small-scale aquaponic system in use at CIC and discuss trends in aquaponics.


Amy and Chad Bishop from Greenbrier Farms will teach Farm Branding and Event Hosting and share unique ideas, such as their Birds and Biscuits event.


Elise Anderson from Rachelsie Farm (Palataka, FL) will teach How to Succeed with Goats and Small Ruminants.


Nathaniel Lord will be leading the home brewing workshops.  He’ll cover adding flavors and fruit, like pawpaws, to beer.


Those are just a few of the 42 sessions we’re offering at Cultivate this year.


Hope to see you there!
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