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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Farmer Outreach 2020

In the coming year, Farm Fresh Appalachia will offer more educational, promotional, and networking opportunities for farmers, producers, and growers than we ever have before. We hope to reach as many local growers and producers as we can! This page will serve as a...

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Program Assistant AmeriCorps Position

POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED ARCD is looking for a curious, independent, and hard working person to be an AmeriCorps Service Member to serve as our Sustainable Agriculture Program Assistant. The AmeriCorps Member will help ARCD to advance local food and sustainable...

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Inspiration from Distant Lands

On October 24, Appalachian RC&D Council hosted a tour for a study group from the Ukraine for the day. DOBRE (Decentralization Offering Better Results and Efficiency) had been in the States to attend the International City/County Management Association (ICMA)...

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Winter & Holiday Farmers Markets

Though the majority of farmers markets end in September, many markets and farm stands in our region have winter hours, and some host special holiday craft fairs! Don't worry – we did the digging for you! We've compiled a list of all the events and special hours in our...

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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!