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September 2017

Policy 101 Workshop

September 13, 2017 @ 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Second Harvest Foodbank of NETN, 1020 Jericho Drive
Kingsport, TN 37663 United States
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The goal of this workshop is to facilitate a discussion and to create a better understanding of the federal, state, and local policies that have an impact on our regions food systems. Participants from NETN and SWVA will learn the fundamentals of policy making and advocacy and will begin to gain the skills that will enable them to interact with elected officials and others responsible for crafting policy. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Register Online Here Registration includes lunch by Bonfire Smokehouse in Abingdon,…

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Fun at the Garden

September 29, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
798 Hillman Hwy. NE, Abingdon, VA
Free

Please help us as we collaborate on the First Lady of Virginia's Day of Action!  Join us as we harvest and wash produce for local food banks, repair fencing and start a new compost pile! Closed toe shoes, hat, sunscreen, gardening gloves, refillable water bottle and the ability to lift 25 lbs. from the ground.  Be of good health and ale to work in an outdoor setting.  Best for volunteers ages 8 and up. Learn about the First Lady's Day…

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October 2017

Herb Hub Launch

October 3, 2017 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Appalachian Harvest, 280 Boone Trail Road
Duffield, VA 24244
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Free

On October 3rd, Appalachian Harvest staff and medicinal herb growers will be launching the newly created Appalachian Harvest herb hub to wash and dry Certified Organic and Forest Grown Verified (FGV) Black Cohosh root to be purchased by Oregon based retailer, Mountain Rose Herbs https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/. Made possible with funding and support from the Appalachian Regional Commission POWER+ grant and the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmers Coalition, forest farmers can now process their botanical products in a facility that meets food safety…

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November 2017

America Recycles Day

November 11, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Abingdon Police Station, 425 W Main St
Abingdon, VA 24210 United States
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December 2017

Women in Agriculture Conference

December 9, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 2 United States
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To bring together women in agriculture to learn, empower, and encourage.  Women are the backbone of the family farm and help in multiple ways, often running their own operations.  We encourage and celebrate the role of women in agriculture.   The Women in Agriculture Conference is designed for anyone interested to come learn in an atmosphere where all questions are good questions & welcomed! We encourage anyone (male or female) to attend that is seeking knowledge! We have a diverse…

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