New Beginnings All Around

By |May 4th, 2022|ASD|

Having recently moved to a climate zone several degrees warmer than my home state, I have been appreciating the spring in SW Virginia and NE Tennessee and sharing that joy with our participants this year at Appalachian Sustainable Development. The sun is warm, the trees are blooming, and we are getting our cool season

2022 Grow Your Own Beginner Gardener Program Recruitment

By |February 9th, 2022|AmeriCorps VISTA, ASD|

Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD), is now recruiting participants for their 2022 Grow Your Own food access program. Experience is not necessary and residents of Buchanan, Tazewell and Washington counties in Virginia are encouraged to fill out the intake survey at: Space is limited and applications close at 5pm on Sunday, 2/13/2022. For more information,

Grateful for Grow Your Own

By |December 3rd, 2021|ASD|

A young mother teaches her child patience and the value of hard work. A full-time college student finds new ways to practice her studies. A native Appalachian appreciates her community more than ever. Ashley Keene, of Oakwood, Virginia, shares her gratitude for Appalachian Sustainable Development’s (ASD) Grow Your Own program. A 501 (c)3, ASD’s

ASD’s Program Member Highlight

By |November 2nd, 2021|ASD|

Established in 2012, Appalachian Sustainable Development's Grow Your Own program empowers beginner gardeners to take control of their food sovereignty by cultivating their own home or community gardens. "Appalachian Sustainable Development has been an incredible resource for me, supplying plants, seeds, row cover and valuable information about season extension over the past two

Appalachian Sustainable Development Welcomes New VISTAs

By |July 1st, 2021|AmeriCorps VISTA, ASD|

ASD welcomes four new VISTAs to our Agriculture Education and Groundwork programs! "Volunteers in Service to America" Founded in 1965, Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) is an anti-poverty program designed to provide needed resources to nonprofit organizations and public agencies to increase their capacity to lift communities out of poverty. AmeriCorps

When Did I Last…?

By |June 1st, 2020|ASD|

When Did I Last….? Anyone who knows me even a little knows of my obsession with planners, calendars, all things date-oriented, not to mention my strict adherence to lists. However, when it came to my gardening, my record-keeping was spotty to use the kindest term possible. I would write things on slips of

SNAP Into Victory Gardening

By |May 1st, 2020|ASD|

SNAP into Victory Gardening Everyone keeps talking about Victory Gardens, but how do you get started? Even if you have never had a garden before that’s alright, Appalachian Sustainable Development has your back, we are creating a blog series to walk you through your Victory Garden step by step. In our first Victory


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