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Appalachian Sustainable Development and HERBalachia to offer “Seed to Medicine  Chest” Webinar Series

BRISTOL, Va. – Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) has partnered with HERBalachia to offer a free webinar series called Seed to Medicine Chest that is focused on providing knowledge about cultivating medicinal herbs and creating herbal products for your health and home. 

The Seed to Medicine Chest series includes three sessions with webinars limited to 100 viewers per session. Webinars are held in two parts with a break in between for viewer comfort. Viewers can register for the entire series or for individual webinars. The webinars are free, but registration is required separately for each webinar session. Register here:

Seed to Medicine Chest webinar dates: 

Session 1

June 20: Alcohol tinctures, 10am-12pm and propagation techniques, 2pm-3pm 

Session 2

July 11: Infused oils and salves, 10am-12pm and post-harvest handling, 2pm-3pm

Session 3

August 1: Vinegar and fire ciders, 10am-12pm and value added product sales, 2pm-3pm  

About HERBalachia 

HERBalachia, the first herbal training school in east Tennessee, has connected herbalists, growers and educators by promoting safe usage of herbs since 2016. Their community-based education balances traditional Appalachian herbal wisdom with modern evidence-based scientific knowledge. Recently, programming has grown to include continuing education courses for nurses as well as the Sassafras Moon Herbal Festival in Erwin, TN. To learn more, go to: or Facebook.  

About Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) 

Nationally known and respected for its commitment to local farmers, Appalachian Sustainable Development celebrates its 25th year in 2020. ASD’s mission is to transition Appalachia to a more resilient economy and a healthier population by supporting local agriculture, exploring new economic opportunities and connecting people to healthy food. ASD operates programs that create jobs in farming and agriculture and address food insecurity.

Since 1995, Appalachian Sustainable Development has been working in 15 counties in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. ASD’s reach has since expanded to include partners in eastern WV and KY and southeast Ohio using six strategies to accomplish its work: education, increasing local food production, developing markets, increasing distribution of local agriculture products, engaging strategic partners, and researching/consulting and advising. For more information about Appalachian Sustainable Development go to:, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.   



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