Join Us For These Upcoming Events!

Good Food For All Challenge To End Hunger

EVERYONE WINS!  Farmers+Donors+Food Pantry Folks!  You can be part of this great combination by donating now to our Challenge to End Hunger!  Give before May 15th and your donation is matched by 30%! You can make a difference! 21 donors in the next 21 days would be GREAT!  Help us raise $3000 in these next 3 weeks!  Ready to step up?!

When: Now! 

How: Hit Donate today and your contribution will be matched up to 30% by “Friends of HFFF”

Healthy Families-Family Farms supports local farmers and provides FREE, fresh produce to families in need at the food pantry.

Full Event Details. Includes how to donate offline.

Spring Garden Fair

 

When: April 30, 12:00pm to 5:00pm 

Where: Exchange Place Living History Farm, Kingsport TN

Generously underwritten by Citizen’s Bank          

Go back in time on this 19th century farmstead with ASD’s sustainable forestry staff. Learn how to identify regional native botanicals, understand their medicinal qualities and learn about opportunities to sustainably plant, grow, harvest and process them. Informative literature will be offered.

 

Southwest Women in Agriculture Farm Tours

When: May 7th

Where: Washington County, Virginia

About: Women are the backbone of many farming operations in Southwest Virginia. Women offer talents and fulfill leadership roles within the farming industry. Southwest Virginia Women in Agriculture’s goal is to highlight contribution women make to agriculture, offer learning opportunities for women, and encourage women to take roles of leadership in agriculture. 

This Farm Tour is FREE and will tour the beef cattle operation with Teresa Foglesong.

For more information and to sign up for the event, email Tamara below. 

 

Email Tamara

Sunday Supper on the Porch Fundraiser

When: May 21st, 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Where: Blountville, TN

About: Join us for a delicious four course farm style supper to celebrate the men and women in agriculture. The supper will be prepared by Foodie Fiction Chef Mike Archdeacon and will use local fresh ingredients. This event is Bring Your Own Bottle (BYOB) and will have live music by AP Strings. All proceeds benefit ASD and local farmers! 

Cost: $45/person. This event has limited seating and tickets must be purchased in advance. Email Sylvia Crum below for tickets. 

Full Event Details.  

 

Email Sylvia

Women in Agriculture Farm Tours

When: July 9th

Where: Scott County, Virginia

About: Women are the backbone of many farming operations in Southwest Virginia. Women offer talents and fulfill leadership roles within the farming industry. Southwest Virginia Women in Agriculture’s goal is to highlight contribution women make to agriculture, offer learning opportunities for women, and encourage women to take roles of leadership in agriculture. 

This Farm Tour is FREE and will tour an organic vegetable farm with Deana Haines

For more information and to sign up for the event, email Tamara below. 

 

Email Tamara

Ginseng and Forest Botanical Symposium

When: July 12th to July 14th

Where: Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown, WV

Spearheaded by United Plant Savers & in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).   

This 3-day symposium will provide a forum to bring together a diverse array of stakeholders involved in the management and regulation of forest botanicals in Appalachia, including federal and state agencies, tribal representatives, academics, landowners, collectors, and the herbal products industry. The symposium will also include a poster session. Proceedings of the symposium will be published online on the United Plant Savers website. Detailed information is on the wwww.unitedplantsavers.org website.

 

Women in Agriculture Farm Tours

When: September 10th

Where: Smyth/Bland County, Virginia

About: Women are the backbone of many farming operations in Southwest Virginia. Women offer talents and fulfill leadership roles within the farming industry. Southwest Virginia Women in Agriculture’s goal is to highlight contribution women make to agriculture, offer learning opportunities for women, and encourage women to take roles of leadership in agriculture. 

This Farm Tour is FREE and will tour stocker/former diary operation with Patsy Waddle. 

For more information and to sign up for the event, email Tamara below. 

 

Email Tamara

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Children’s Day: Diggin’ in the Dirt

When: September 16, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Where: Cumberland Park, Bristol, VA

Generously underwritten by Citizen’s Bank          

Be a part of ASD’s most popular FREE community outreach event. Since its inception in 2012, this event has touched the lives of thousands of children. Future gardeners and farmers will be all smiles during this “hands-on” experience. Young and old are always encouraged to “dig in the dirt” and experience the wonders of nature. Educational materials and informative literature will be offered.

 

Below are some highlights of our 2016 events.

In July of 2016, we held our annual farm to fork gala at the MeadowView conference and convention center in Kingsport, Tennessee.

The event was a major success and provided guest with local food, beer, and music.

In January of 2016, board member Theresa Burriss from Redford University ran a 50K for her 50th birthday to benefit Appalachian Sustainable Development.

The event was a huge success and Theresa raised money for every mile she ran and lump sum donations.

Thanks Theresa Burriss!!! This entire event was a DIY (Do It Yourself) Fundraiser.