Blogs from Appalachian Sustainable Development

Grow Your Own

Community Gardening with Kids

     Greetings from Abingdon and Appalachian Sustainable Development!  Deni here, reporting on three of our community gardens that have a concentration of children and young adults at the helm. Girls Inc. is an afterschool program located in Bristol VA that has been...

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Hoop House Weed Help

Greetings from Abingdon VA! This is Michelle reporting for ASD’s Grow Your Own program: Happy late summer to our Grow Appalachia family! It was, “hot as blazes” as my dad says, this past July in Abingdon, VA. Needless to say, I’ve been hitting my garden chores in the...

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Sustainable Agriculture

Health and Food

On October first last year, the Northeast TN Southwest VA Food Systems Connectivity Convening took place at Second Harvest Food Bank in Kingsport Tennessee.  More than a hundred people gathered from throughout the region to connect with each other about the ways they...

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Growing Organically for Wholesale Markets
Appalachian Transition Fellowship

Transitioning Tears: From Despair to Delight

January 25, 2017. My trip to the Highlander Center began with tears as I pulled out of the drive way and watched my husband, Brad waving good-bye with our German Shepard’s paw. On the hour and a half journey to New Market, TN., I couldn’t help, but think “What the...

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