Sustainable Developments Newsletter 2017

September Newsletter

In this issue, find out more about how Practically Perfect is helping local farmers get their No. 2 graded USDA seconds produce onto grocery store shelves while saving shoppers money and combating food waste.  There’s also exciting new developments in the corridor project and heartwarming testimonials from kids benefiting from our school gardening program.  And much more!

May Newsletter

Tune in to CNN the week of June 12 to catch a new segment called Champions for Change, featuring Appalachian Harvest’s own Robin Robbins. As a result of the visit we had from Farm Aid and crew last year, CNN reached out to Farm Aid a few months ago to learn about farmers they work with. Farm Aid mentioned SWVA and Robin and the team at CNN was smitten!

March Newsletter

Over the last thirty years, more women are reporting as principle operators of farms in the US according to the Census of Agriculture. In fact, women operators increased 137% between 1982 and 2012.

Sustainable Developments Newsletter 2016

December Newsletter

What do the children pictured have to do with a summit that connects food with health and the economy?

September Newsletter

By now you have probably heard that ASD was awarded a $1.5MM grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to establish a Central Appalachian Food Enterprise Corridor.

June Newsletter

In Abingdon, VA it’s suddenly gotten hot and plants are starting to show signs of the coming harvest.

March Newsletter

Forest farming: the cultivation of forest-grown food and herbs, is the focus of a new outreach effort by ASD in the Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmers program.