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CRAFT Membership Sign-Up

March 31, 2017 @ 8:00 am - March 31, 2018 @ 8:00 am

$10 - $48

Do you live in Western North Carolina? Interested in connecting with fellow organic & sustainable farmers? Then, it’s time to sign up for WNC CRAFT!

What is WNC CRAFT?
Western North Carolina Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training

A year-long training in sustainable farming
A mentor program for experienced farmers, beginning farmers & farm interns
A community of WNC farm interns
A supportive network of regional farms
A peer-to-peer exchange of ideas

Member Benefits:

Monthly in-depth tours of successful regional farms led by CRAFT growers (April-October)
Training topics include Organic & Sustainable Production, Farm Planning, Record Keeping, Marketing, Labor Issues, & more
Winter round-table discussions and year-round member listserv
600-page online handbook of regionally specific, farmer-generated wisdom

Become a member of WNC CRAFT today!

Farm Membership (w/Interns): $24 + $10 per Intern
Farm Membership (w/o Interns): $36
Stand-Alone Student/Intern Membership: $20
Friend Membership (Non-Farming): $48

WNC CRAFT brings together established farmers, farm apprentices, and students of agriculture for a comprehensive training program in the art and science of sustainable agriculture, straight from the hearts, mouths, and fields of seasoned local farmers. CRAFT is designed to mentor and teach the next generation of farmers while also building a stronger network for current farmers here in the Western North Carolina

To learn more about WNC CRAFT and sign up for 2017 membership click here:


Organic Growers School


March 31 @ 8:00 am
March 31, 2018 @ 8:00 am
$10 - $48


Organic Growers School