Blogs from Appalachian Sustainable Development

Grow Your Own

Let ASD help you grow your own garden in 2017

We want you! That’s right, we want to help you grow the best garden possible in 2017! I'm writing to you from Appalachian Sustainable Development located in Abingdon, VA, one of over 30 Grow Appalachia sites currently looking for nearby gardeners to join us for...

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Team Teaching; Students with Special Needs

Greetings from Abingdon, VA! This is Michelle, and I’m happy to announce that it is cooling down and we have had some rain these past few weeks. Our fall brassicas are happy and the cover crop is beginning to sprout. Another beautiful thing about fall is that we are...

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Sustainable Agriculture

Forest Farming Update

A training session for forest farmers was held August 26-28 in Johnson County, TN at the Cherokee Cove Campground. Participants were immersed in a number of topics, including an overview of forest botanicals and how they’re grown, the economics of forest farming and...

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Growing Organically for Wholesale Markets
Appalachian Transition Fellowship

Sunday Funday

May 22, 2017 At the current moment, I’m tired. Physically and mentally worn out. With my project in full swing, a garden, a family, and a house to tend to at home, throw some traveling in there and I’m done for. Fortunately, I’m not normally this much of a Debbie...

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Still Trucking on Two Flat Tires

May 4, 2017. It has been 5 months since the 2017 AppFellows adventure began and everyone seems to be getting down and dirty with their host community projects. Here in Virginia and Tennessee, we have hit a couple of potholes in the road with the Working Groups. Some...

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Intersections: Aligning Agriculture, Nutrition, Health, & Economic Development

Intersections Working Group

May 23, 2017. Workforce Development: Stay Tuned! It’s been almost 5 month’s since the Working Groups and other regional partners met at “Intersections” on January 9th at Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee. Though, Workforce Development has not reconvened...

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Getting the Ball Rolling

March 21, 2017. Food Access Blog 1, Getting the Ball Rolling. The first Food Access Working Group meeting was held on February 13, 2017. We met at Appalachian Sustainable Development in Abingdon, Virginia at 2:00 P.M. Though many were unable to make it, the meeting...

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