The Energetic Signature of Lyme Disease

Germs are not the Enemy I’m personally not much of a germ theorist. Our culture has adopted a war-like metaphor to understand “germs,” the very things we’ve been cohabiting with since the beginning of time, as the enemy. Heck, the very things that we evolved from. I know my belief system is somewhat of a […]

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 […]

Community Grief

This article was first published by Communities Magazine, Issue #185, here, in Winter 2019. The article can be seen as a .pdf as published here.  By Lee Warren A Toddler Died A toddler died in our community. It was a tragic five seconds that changed the course of everyone’s lives. Rowan’s mama loaded her car […]

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 […]