With Tom Brody

Tom has been organic gardening since the 70's and eventually purchased a large grazing farm in the Allegheny mountains of Virginia in the mid 1980's. There, he raised a garden, and most importantly, his three daughters. They all became avid organic growers.  They raised bees, planted blueberries, strawberries, asparagus, vegetables, made maple syrup, and kept horses, goats, sheep, and chickens.

Tom owned and operated an outdoor school offering hands-on workshops in natural building, gardening, rural living skills, and environmental education. He also also owned an eco-retreat on the farm which provided guests a unique destination to connect to the mountains and the natural world.

Since relocating to the region of western NC, he is currently the owner/operator of Rise Up Rooted and manages a small organic growing project south of Black Mountain. The business is supported by local farm-to-table restaurants, tailgate markets, grocers, and local neighbors. Every day is full of projects, and growing healthy, nutritious organic greens and vegetable is the main goal.  Tom likes to wrap up his days with a refreshing jump in the river and appreciation of the surrounding diversity.


Tom is going to make you get your hands dirty! There's a lot of work to be done in a greenhouse and don't think these are easy tasks! There is much to it and Tom will be delighted to tell you all about it! Experience last 3 hours, usually from 9:00 am to 12.00 pm. Bring appropriate clothing and footwear.

PRICE Starts at $100.00