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 […]

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.    

Farmers can fix WNC’s health and hunger crisis

Originally published in the Mountain Xpress, here. Posted on October 9, 2019 by Xpress Contributor   BY LEE WARREN Health & Hunger Crisis It’s no news that we have a health and hunger crisis in this country, and this area is right in the thick of it. According to the N.C. Justice Center, our state has the […]

Nine Doable Investments to Support Regeneration

Originally published in Capital at Play here.  Many of us working in agriculture and nonprofits don’t have extra money to invest outside of our baseline life-supporting endeavors. Yet others in our community are blessed with extra. My big question for these folks is: Do you have investments? And then subsequently… Are those investments supporting soil […]

Soil is Wealth

Originally published here in Capital at Play in May 2018.  The dictionary definition of wealth is “an abundance of valuable possessions or money,” or “the state of being rich; material prosperity.” In many modern cultures including ours, we equate wealth with the ability to buy the good life. And what is the good life? While […]

Soil = Health

New Dogwood Health Trust board needs agricultural advocates   Originally published by the Mountain Xpress here and here, on September 9, 2018 by Xpress Contributor   BY LEE WARREN The recent announcement about the proposed sale of Mission Health to for-profit hospital empire HCA Healthcare has the community abuzz with questions and concerns. The focus of attention […]