Authenticity. Embodiment. Relatedness.

Can we Love our Political Enemies?

Originally published in Elephant Journal here.  I have friends and, more importantly, community members I depend on, on both sides of the fence.  Because of this, and at the risk of upsetting all of them by saying so, I’m finding myself struggling with the vehemence, angst, and downright inhumane responses toward our fellow humans who […]

Authenticity. Embodiment. Relatedness.

I’ve decided to update my website in 2020 after a huge life transition. I left my Executive Director job after almost seven years to pursue more rest, regeneration, renewal, and spaciousness in my life.  This much needed time comes after several cycles of burnout and a deep need for integration during my middle years.  This […]

Lee Warren’s Legacy

Eat Your View: Bob Turner’s LOA Column This article was written by Bob Turner and published by the Laurel of Asheville in June, 2020. It was prompted by Lee leaving Organic Growers School after 6+ years as the Executive Director. The original article can be found here.    Organic Growers School board and staff members, […]

The End of a Beautiful Chapter

I started as the Executive Director at Organic Growers School at the end of 2013. June 5, 2020 is my very last day. What a fabulous ride we’ve been on. What a great team. And what tremendous work we’ve done in the world of sustainability education. May the organization live long!   A Farewell Letter […]

Best of Lee’s Organic Growers School Blog Posts

After almost seven years of service (in the Executive Director role) to the fabulous non-profit Organic Growers School, here are some of my blog posts that I love the best… Late Spring Freeze: How to Protect your Summer Plants (for the backyard grower) Buying Chickens in the Fall Winter Planting Soil Building and Vineyard Weed […]

Why Grow (and eat, farm, live) Organically

  Thanks to Mountain True & Hendersonville Green Drinks for hosting this event. Industrial agriculture has resulted in a loss of biodiversity, environmental crises, reduced resilience, increased world hunger, and an over-reliance on a globalized food system. On top of that misinformation and manipulation by this corporate agenda leaves people sick and ill-informed. At Organic […]

How might a permaculturist view the COVID-19 pandemic?

Originally published in the SOIL (School of Integrated Living) Newsletter and Blog, here. As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, many of us are eager to glean meaning arising from witnessing this complex phenomenon.  As anxiety mounts, noticeable attitudes of death-negativity and reductionist virus-as-enemy thinking are activated in the cultural narrative.  Fear has a way […]

Lee Warren Radio Interview with McNair Ezzard

Radio Interview by McNair Ezzard of Lee Warren, Executive Director of Organic Growers School on March 25, 2020 found on WPVMFM on their A BETTER WORLD show. They can also be found here on Facebook.  The interview can be found here.    

Social Justice as a Strategic Priority

The Commitment and Challenges Lee Warren, Executive Director, Organic Growers School Article reprinted from NC Center for Nonprofits. Originally published here.  Organic Growers School (OGS) came into 2019 with some big questions. Our goal was to engage in a strategic planning process, not with the intention to reinvent our mission, vision, or values, but to […]