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August 2017

Rooted Road Show: Marion, VA

August 5 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Marion Farmers Market, East Cherry St. & South Chestnut St.
Marion, VA 24354 United States
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Rooted Road Show: Bluefield, VA

August 11 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bluefield Farmers Market, Walnut St. & Tazewell Ave.
Bluefield, VA 24605 United States
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Forest Site Assessment & Planning from Seed to Harvest

August 11 @ 4:30 PM - August 13 @ 3:00 PM
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, 1 College Avenue
Wise, VA 24293 United States
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Forest Site Assessment and Planning from Seed to Harvest: An ASD and ABFFC Multi-day Forest Farming Intensive This ​intermediate​-to​-advanced ​level ​training ​is ​designed ​for ​growers ​who ​understand ​the ​basics ​of ​forest ​farming ​and ​are ​ready ​to ​get ​to ​work ​and ​take ​their ​operations ​to ​the ​next ​level. ​The ​multi-day ​workshop ​will ​give ​growers ​of ​forest ​botanicals ​like ​ginseng, ​goldenseal, ​black ​cohosh ​and ​more ​an ​opportunity ​to ​gain ​practical, ​hands-on ​experience ​with ​the ​technical ​aspects ​of ​individualized ​planning, ​growing, ​and ​planting. ​Attendees ​will ​hone ​their ​plant ​identification ​skills, ​learn ​propagation ​methods ​in ​a ​hands-on ​environment, ​and ​prepare ​voucher ​specimens. ​They ​will ​gain ​important ​background ​knowledge ​on ​federal ​regulations ​and ​learn ​how ​to ​estimate ​plant ​populations ​in ​the ​field. ​During ​the ​training, ​attendees ​will ​work ​together ​with ​our ​experts ​to ​develop ​sample ​forest ​farming ​plans ​using ​lands ​owned ​by ​UVA-Wise. ​This ​will ​give ​plenty ​of ​practice ​and ​take-home ​knowledge ​for ​attendees ​to ​make ​workable ​and ​lasting ​plans ​for ​their ​own ​sites. ​Experts ​including ​Jeanine ​Davis ​and ​Eric ​Burkhart ​will ​be ​guiding ​participants ​through ​a ​series ​of ​activities ​meant ​to ​deepen ​the ​grower’s ​skillset, ​allowing ​them ​to ​further ​their ​own ​forest ​farming ​operations ​back ​home. Register online at www.regonline.com/asd2017. There ​are ​a ​limited ​number ​of ​full ​and ​partial ​scholarships ​available. ​To ​request ​a ​scholarship, ​please ​write ​a ​brief ​description ​of ​who ​you ​are, ​why ​you ​are ​requesting ​a ​scholarship ​and ​what ​you ​hope ​to ​learn ​at ​the ​training ​session. ​Send ​your ​description ​to ​Emily ​Lachniet ​at ​elachniet@asdevelop.org ​by ​August ​4, ​2017. ​Ms. ​Lachniet ​will ​reply ​within ​2-3 ​days. Download the Agenda.  Lodging ​Information: If ​you ​are ​traveling ​to ​the ​workshop ​from ​out ​of ​town, ​please ​make ​sure ​to ​book ​your ​lodging ​for ​the ​weekend. ​We ​have ​rooms ​blocked ​at ​the ​following ​hotels: The ​Inn ​at ​Wise 110 ​E. ​Main ​Street Wise, ​VA ​ ​24293 T: ​276-321-700 *Mention ​"Appalachian ​Sustainable ​Development" ​to ​get ​the ​discounted ​rate ​of ​$91/night Best ​Western ​at ​Wise 124 ​Woodland ​Drive ​SW Wise, ​VA ​24293 T: ​276-328-3500 *Mention ​"nature ​group" ​to ​get ​the ​discounted ​rate ​of ​$74.99/night

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Rooted Road Show: Glade Spring, VA

August 12 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Glade Spring Farmers Market, 100 Town Square St
Glade Spring, VA 24340 United States
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An Evening Under the Stars

August 12 @ 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Style Boutique Downtown, 101 Cherokee St
Kingsport, TN 37660 United States
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Join us for an incredible night under the stars in Kingsport, TN on August 12th. The event will start at 5:30pm with an Open bar VIP cocktail reception at Style Boutique Downtown (101 Cherokee St., Kingsport). 7:30pm: Moving the party out back to High Voltage. Kingsport’s newest hangout spot! Local beverages will be available for purchase. The event will fuse local food, live music, and beverages together to create an unforgettable experience, all while supporting a local non-profit. Headlined by Phoebe Hunt & the Gatherers, explore their…

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