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Summer Field School ’22 Class #3: Aggregation/Distribution

Appalachian Harvest 280 Boone Trail Road, Duffield, Virginia

Join us at Appalachian Harvest for a class on Aggregation and Distribution services and more. Season extension provides early and late harvests, winter harvests, and longer harvest windows. These techniques also offer pest and disease control. These opportunities translate into more income. Founded in 2000, Appalachian Harvest is Appalachian Sustainable Development’s rural food and herb […]


Buchanan County Apiary and Pollinator Project – Ribbon Cutting

Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure 1124 Chipping Sparrow Road, Grundy, Virginia

Join ASD, Thompson Charitable Foundation, SWVA Sportsmen and Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure for the launch of the Apiary and Pollinator project on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 10am at Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure, 1124 Chipping Sparrow Road, Grundy, VA 24614. The event is free and will feature speakers, a tour of the apiary and pollinator […]


Summer Field School Class #4: Integrating Multiple Operations

Kelly Ridge Farms 30558 Old Saltworks Road, Meadowview, Virginia

Integrating operations is key to incremental success in farming.  Farms aren't about single product lines, but about how you can design your operations to support each other and build your assets (and soils) for the long haul.  Shift away from extractive farming methods and focus on long term success.  I will discuss our experience (both […]


Summer Field School Class #5: Rotational Grazing and Cattle Work

Valor Valley Farm 4949 Pounding Mill Branch Rd, Pounding Mill, Virginia

Darrell Wess and family started Valor Valley Farm in 2017 as a cow/calf operation. They have specialties in good land stewardship, quality cattle, and environmental conservation and sell at livestock markets and to other producers. Join us at the farm for a class on rotational grazing and cattle work to gain knowledge on production methods […]


Summer Field School Class #6: Beekeeping

Fungirl Farms 19543 Old Jonesboro Rd, Abingdon, Virginia

Debbie Mott grew up on a ranch in Arizona. Her and her husband had a horse ranch in Coeur d’Alene Idaho and now have a farm in Southwest Virginia.” At The Old Virginia Farm & FunGirl Farms, they are growing hay and mushroom as well as raising bees, horses & German Shepherds. During this class, […]


Summer Field School Class #7: Forest Farming

Appalachian Cove Forest Farm and Homestead 2857 Cox Chapel Rd, Duffield, Virginia

Join us at Appalachian Cove Forest Farm & Homestead to learn about Forest Farming with Ryan Huish. Appalachian Cove farmers have been gardening/farming for several decades at various places. At their current location, they steward a forest farm (growing edible, medicinal, and handicraft plants), practice permaculture, no-till, animal rotation, and alley cropping. They also raise […]


Appalachia SustainabiliTEA Launch Party

Spring House 112 Court Street, Abingdon, Virginia

You're Invited! ASD and Appalachian Teas and Botanicals are hosting a brand new tea blend launch party on Saturday, August 13 from 6-8 PM. This event is free and open to the public. All herbs in this new blend will be sourced locally from ASD's Appalachian Harvest Herb Hub™ farmers. Join us for an evening […]


Summer Field School Class #8: Fruit/Apple Orchards

Kelly Ridge Farms 30558 Old Saltworks Road, Meadowview, Virginia

Visit Tumbling Creek Cider Company’s expanding orchards to learn about cider apple varieties, propagation, planting, maintenance and how to re-establish the apple industry in our region. We’ll tour the Old Orchard where we are rejuvenating 50 year-old trees and have planted many 3 year-old trees, the New Orchard as a high-density trellised system and the […]


2022 Sassafras Moon Herbal Festival & Forest Farming Conference 

Erwin, TN Erwin, Tennessee

2022 Sassafras Moon Herbal Festival & Forest Farming ConferenceSeptember 24th & 25th, 2022Erwin, TN SAT, SEPTEMBER 24: SASSAFRAS MOON HERBAL FESTIVALJoin us in beautiful downtown Erwin, TN for a day of FREE herbal classes and herbal product vendors. Festival runs 9 AM - 3 PM and classes begin at 10 AM. For more details about […]


Fall Farm to Table Supper

Kelly Ridge Farms 30558 Old Saltworks Road, Meadowview, Virginia

Join your friends this fall for an intimate Farm to Table supper....for a great cause! When you purchase tickets for this intimate Farm to Table supper, you'll experience the subtle beauty of Fall in Appalachia. Dine on the grounds of a working cidery/farm in the heart of the Appalachian mountains. You'll be 'where the work […]


Happy Hour at Appalachian Heritage Distillery

Appalachian Heritage Distillery 110 W Laurel Ave, Damascus, Virginia

Join us for Happy Hour at Appalachian Heritage Distillery in Damascus, Virginia, a town where individuality and community go hand in hand. Relax in the new event center while bringing in the first of fall. Purchase tickets here while supplies last: You and your friends will enjoy tasty appetizers made with local ingredients by […]

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