AppalCorps

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 Service Member Opening: Membership and Outreach Coordinator with Tennessee Association of Farmers Markets

The purpose of the Outreach and Membership Coordinator position is to support the organization in meeting its goals and objectives. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a strong interest and commitment to locally grown food and agriculture products. This position is an AmeriCorps member service position for a one-year term with the Tennessee Association of Farmers Markets, supported by the AppalCorps AmeriCorps program of the Appalachian RC&D Council. This position will run from September 2021 until September 2022.

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Gardener Story: Kirstin Blackburn

Gardening always brings certain thoughts to my mind. Mostly, thoughts about my ability to survive in pioneering days. I always wonder if my vegetable patch would be enough to feed my family of six, or if we would succumb to starvation and dysentery, like in the old...

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Gardener Story: MeMe Ansbro

Thyme to Turnip the Beet! My name is MeMe and I’m 34. I am from Northern California but I’ve lived in East Tennessee for 13 years on one and a half acres of farmland on the Greene County line. I am a stay at home mom and caregiver to a niece and nephew. I’m pretty...

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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!