Join Us For These Upcoming Events!

No Farms, No Food Farm to Table Brunch FUNdraiser

Join us at Machiavelli’s Restaurant on Sunday, March 12th to celebrate the men and women who put food on our tables!


Where: Machiavelli’s Restaurant in Bristol, TN (8 5th St, Bristol, TN 37620)


When: Sunday, March 12th.


Tickets: $40/each. Click HERE to join the Facebook Event Page!


Abingdon Earth Day Celebration

April 22, 9am to 1pm, Fields-Penn House, Abingdon, VA

Generously underwritten by Blue Ridge Beverage Company          

In 2016, more than 2, 500 people visited ASD’s booth. Work with the ASD staff and participate in FREE hands-on activities designed to inspire, encourage and empower. Educational materials and informative literature will be offered.


Spring Garden Fair

April 30, 12 to 5pm, 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.


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

September 16, 10am to 2pm, 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 past events.

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

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.