Classes and Workshops

All classes are held at the farm and provide classroom instruction plus hands-on activities.

Introduction to Organic Farming & Gardening

Lynn has the perfect combination of experience and a scientific and academic background. The course twas both practical and intellectual.

Although I am an avid gardener I learned a lot about growing food on a farm-sized scale. I got what I came for, and more.

I met awesome, inspirational people, and looked forward before every class to being surrounded by a beautiful farm while learning more about how to grow food. (And lunch was delicious every time!)

Whether you’re interested in becoming an full-time organic farmer or you just want to produce delicious, healthy food in your backyard, Lynn Pugh’s legendary Organic Farming and Gardening course will teach you the basics so you can start growing sustainably.

Cane Creek Farm is the classroom, and you’ll engage in plenty of hands-on activities while you learn about everything from crop planning to soil biology. It’s okay if you’re a total newbie!

And if you’re an experienced gardener, you’ll learn a lot too; Lynn teaches from the state’s first-ever organic curriculum, which she developed, and you’ll get a copy of this remarkable resource. You’ll also get to tour area farms and learn from other experienced farmers! For students who want more, there’s even an option for a practicum at the end of the class.

This winter the Organic Farming & Gardening course will be held on the following dates: February 1, 15, March 1, 15 and 29, April 12 and 26, 2014.
Fall dates for the class will be Sept. 13,27, Oct. 11, 25, Nov. 8,15,22.

Register via Georgia Organics or email


Organic Gardening Workshop

Lynn teaches a one-day Organic Gardening Workshop in the spring and then again in the fall. This class is an introduction to the fundamentals of growing organically, and includes three sessions–Soils, Pest Management, and Plants plus actual Planting. Each session is approximately two hours in length, including discussion and hands-on activities for practical learning. Typically held on a Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, workshop attendees enjoy a vegetarian lunch of farm-fresh produce, usually soup and salad, with an optional tour of the farm.

The next Organic Gardening Workshop will be held Saturday, April 5, 2014 The cost to attend is $75 per person. If you would like to attend, email


Lunch n’ Learn series

Once a month throughout the growing season, a Lunch n’ Learn class will be held on Wednesday from 11:00-1:00. All classes are hands on and active participation is encouraged. We will finish with a light lunch of farm produce. Cost will be $35 with a discount for CSA members.

2014 Lunch n’ Learn series:

  • April – Planting a cut flower garden
  • May – Hugelkultur bed making
  • June – Pesto making and preserving
  • July – Cooking with herbs
  • August – Arranging flowers
  • September – Preserving the harvest
  • October – Making soup
  • November – Mushroom cultivation