Field School

Offering workshops, mentoring, and support for beginning farmers across northeast Tennessee

Land and Water Conservation

Helping farmers and families conserve working lands and waterways for the benefit of future generations

The Quilt Trail

A folk art movement across America, to tell the story of place and community and promote local farm businesses

Sowing Seeds of Success

“Sowing seed, helping feed, inspiring youth to take the lead” with Build It Up through weekly after school programming for little kids and capacity building and teen employment at local high schools

Youth Group with a Fire Prevention Mission

After the devastating wildfires of 2016, Gatlinburg and Sevier County Tennessee are receiving unexpected help from the East Tennessee Homeschoolers (ETH) group. The ETH recently obtained induction into the National Beta Club, a non-profit educational organization that...

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Field School Student Blog: Meet Becca and Joe

Hi! We’re Becca and Joe, a farming couple living in Duffield, VA, growing open-pollinated, Certified Naturally Grown produce. Tending the land has always been our number one priority as people, so it only makes sense that it should be the main focus of our life. We’ve...

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Farmer Focus: William White

William White has been farming organically for about two years, but his passion for agriculture began well before that. Though he grew up in the suburbs, he says he was always drawn to the mountains, and decided to move...

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Our mission is to conserve natural resources and improve rural economies through community leadership and enhanced educational opportunities.


The Appalachian RC&D Council works in partnership with the United States and Tennessee Departments of Agriculture.