Field School

Offering workshops, mentoring, and support for beginning farmers across Northeast Tennessee. Registration is now open for the Summer 2019 session!

Community Supported Agriculture

Community Supported Agriculture is more than just a weekly supply of vegetables; it’s an invaluable investment in your health, your community, and your local economy!

The Quilt Trail

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

Land and Water Conservation

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

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

What is A Fire Adapted Community?

By: Rick Brown Wildfire Mitigation Specialist 865-258-3891 greatsmoky@charter.net http://burnsafetn.org/index.html The Firewise USA® program has received a lot of attention in East Tennessee after the devastating wildfires of 2016. The program is a major component in...

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CSA Offerings in Bristol/Abingdon Area

Joining a CSA gives you access to the  freshest produce and goods our region offers while supporting a farming family. In the Bristol/Abingdon area we have to well established CSA farms offering a large variety of goods including seasonal produce, breads, eggs,...

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PRESS RELEASE: Kingsport CSA Fair

February 26, 2019 -- KINGSPORT, TN Appalachian Resource Conservation & Development will host the annual CSA Fair in Kingsport on Saturday, March 2, 2019, from 10 AM until 1 PM at the Kingsport Farmers Market Pavillion. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a...

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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.