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Your support keeps us running. Our work depends on the generous donations we receive from community members, partners, and sponsors. Make a tax-deductible contribution to the Appalachian RC&D Council today, and you will be an integral part of our drive to support local agriculture, ensure access to nutritious food for all our local communities, and protect the natural beauty of Appalachia. You may choose to have your contribution applied to a specific program, or to wherever our greatest need is currently. Thank you for your support!
Saturday, June 22: Up earlier than usual — 4:00 a.m. to be exact — the morning unfolded beautifully. As dawn gave way to daylight and temperatures warm without being hot, the staff and volunteers of ARC&D made final preparations for the Spring in TN-Farm Fresh...read more
You’ve seen the bumper stickers, you’ve heard the pleas, you probably have a t-shirt or a tote bag that attempts to persuade you to shop locally, but what is it all for? Does your purchase really make that much of a difference? If a purchase is impactful, how and...read more
April 4, 2019 — Kingsport, Tennessee — Appalachian Resource Conservation & Development Council will hold the 26th Annual Envirothon on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at Warriors Path State Park. The competition will begin at 8:45 AM and the awards presentation will...read more
Farmers market managers, representatives, and vendors from across Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia came together in Kingsport for a full day of relationship building and learning at the first ever Appalachian Farmers Market Association (AFMA) Retreat. There...read more
The Farmer and Rancher Mentorship program (FARM) is accepting applications for a 200 hour on-farm summer internship with a variety of farmers across East TN and Southwest VA. We still have spots open and wanted to highlight the awesome farmers that interns can choose...read more