National Quilt Trail Gathering

Many thanks to those who joined us in sunny Greeneville, TN, August 10-13th for the 2016 National Quilt Trail Gathering!  Together we learned a lot and created valuable connections across the country and Canada.  We made new friends and shared our love for the Quilt...

Quilt Trail Summer Celebration Series

Join us and get wrapped up in the Quilt Trail this summer! August 10th-13th is a Summer Celebration of the Quilt Trail, hosted by Greeneville/Greene County! With quilt shows, artist lectures, the world premiere of “Pieced Together”, a Farm Dinner and a...

Field School #8 – Post from Shae Keane

Field School session #8: Food Processing and Safety By Shae Keane On June 16th, the Field School’s beginning farmers gathered yet again for a workshop that some commented was the most valuable of all workshops thus far: Farm-to-Consumer Food Safety. Thanks to two...

Envirothon 2016

Wildlife Station Wildlife with Connie Deegan Forestry Station with John Morrow Forestry Station Teamwork on the hill Aquatics with TDEC Aqarics with TDEC Fried Chicken station David Crockett #1 Unaka High #2 Daniel Boone #3 Cloudland #4 Here is the Envirothon Report...

Quilt Turning a Success

Thank you to everyone that came out to Kingsport for the Quilt Turning event.  The April 28th Quilt Turning event at First Broad Street Methodist Church in downtown Kingsport was a success.  This storytelling event featured the quilts behind the quilt barns of...

Field School #6: Post from Camille Cody

Field School Session #6: Marketing & Branding Your Farm Camille Cody, Jonesborough, writes this post about April’s session of the Field School.  Camille is Farm Manager at Serenity Knoll Farm. She is responsible for a 5-acre hilltop diverse vegetable...

Kingsport Quilt Turning: April 28th

You Are Invited to a special Quilt Trail Storytelling    An event not to be missed if you are a Sullivan County & Kingsport history buff, or a quilter, or someone who just loves a good story.   April 28th ~ 12:00-1:30pm First Broad St. Methodist Church,...

Rooted in Appalachia Roadshow Summer 2016

Created to build a vibrant local food culture by deepening the connections between local farmers, consumers, restaurants and retailers; Rooted in Appalachia Roadshows have traveled to 16 farmers markets across the region this summer. For a complete list of events,...

Forest Farming in Southern Appalachia Conference

Ginseng is the most famous forest botanical and also the most valuable, but there are many other woodland plants that can be grown and harvested on forested property to earn income off of what might otherwise be marginal agricultural land. Appalachian Sustainable...