Field School

Offering workshops, mentoring, and support for beginning farmers across northeast Tennessee

Land and Water Conservation

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

The Quilt Trail

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

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

All New Field School for 2018-19!

We’ve got some exciting changes to announce as our Field School program enters its fourth year!  The Field School is our beginning farmer training program that has taken about 100 students thus far through an overview of farming practices in East TN.  This year, we’ve...

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2018 Field School Graduation Celebration

2018 Field School Graduation Celebration

It’s hard to believe that our third year of the Field School is coming to a close already, but our graduation celebration will be on Thursday August 9 at 6pm at Grand Oak Farm in Jonesborough.   This year, we had our largest enrollment yet, with 40 beginning farmers...

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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.