Engaging & Empowering Communities with Impactful & Sustainable Programs

Through our AmeriCorps service program — AppalCorps — we aim to foster volunteerism and community building across the state. We are recruiting Host Sites and Service Members to join us on our mission to build healthy futures through education and training while supporting local food systems, food sovereignty, and food access.

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AppalCorps, In Their Own Words: Rosie of ARCD

Rosie McVeigh Appalachian RC&D Johnson City, Tennessee In January 2021 I entered my second year as an AmeriCorps and am enjoying it thoroughly. I started with ARCD in January 2020 and decided to continue because I genuinely love the service I am doing and the new...

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AppalCorps, In Their Own Words: Aspen of Crabtree Farms

Aspen Hattabaugh Crabtree Farms of Chattanooga AmeriCorps Member Chattanooga, Tennessee I chose to participate in an AmeriCorps year after a few years of traveling and skiing post-Master’s. I hadn’t used either of my degrees much and felt out of practice and like a...

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AppalCorps, In Their Own Words: Hannah of Crabtree Farms

Hannah Lancaster Crabtree Farms of Chattanooga AmeriCorps Member Chattanooga, Tennessee Why did you decide to be an AmeriCorps member? I decided to be an AmeriCorps member because it allowed me a more long term way of generating experience in the nonprofit world than...

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Help us grow, connect, preserve, & foster in Northeast Tennessee.

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!