Appalachian Sustainable Development’s mission is to build a thriving

Appalachia by growing food, communities and opportunities.

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Since 1995 ASD has been serving our region.  Today, ASD operates 10 programs in 3 sectors: sustainable forestry, sustainable agriculture and food access. 

Learning Landscapes, a food access program teaches children where their food comes from and provides nutrition education, cooking demonstrations and fresh food tastings.

Healthy Families~Family Farms raises money to purchase seconds produce from local farmers which it then donates to food banks/pantries.

Grow Your Own teach families in need how to grow their own food.  We provide tools, seeds, training and tech support to empower families to help themselves through the art of gardening and food preservation.

Garden Box Project helps those with limited green space of physical limitations a way to grow fresh food in raised boxes on legs with casters.   

WoodRight, provides business opportunities for primary and secondary forest products manufacturers while ensuring the advancement of sustainable forestry practices;

Appalachian Harvest (AH), is a rural food hub. AH secures retail orders from urban grocers and provides aggregation and distribution services to small family famers helping them earn income so they can stay on family farms.  

Appalachian Farmers Market Association works to create and proliferate farmers markets in the region. 

Rooted in Appalachia, is a business to consumer campaign to promote the use of local food, beer, and wine in restaurants and businesses.

ASD’s service area includes:

Southwest Virginia: Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Russell,  Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise counties

Northeast Tennessee: Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Sullivan, Washington counties

I did volunteer Photography for Appalachian Sustainable Development in 2014 because I believe in its mission and core values of sustainability and education, and have faith in its outstanding staff.

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ASD Cards and Badge 2014

ASD Certificate 2014

I took this cover shot at Laughing Water Farm.  It features Sylvia Crum, Antoinette Goodrich, Cheyenne Harris and fresh local organic eggs.
10,000 copies were printed and distributed over 15 counties.

Food Guide 2015 with Laughing Water Eggs

Here is the type of ASD event we like to support.

Love Local


Here is information about ASD’s 20 years serving this area.ASD 20th Anniversary

And here are a few 2014 event photographs.

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Bluegrass & BBQ at Heartwood  9-6-2014


Farm to Fork Gala June 7, 2014 at The Olde Farm