Homegrown Film Festival: A Celebration of Sustainability in the High Country

Homegrown Film Festival: A Celebration of Sustainability in the High Country

On May 1st, more than 300 students, faculty, staff and community members gathered for the 1st Homegrown Film Festival.  The event featured a series of eight mini-documentaries, each spotlighting people and organizations that are contributing to the sustainability of our region.  Attendees voted for their favorite films--winners included: 1st place: Appalachian Mountain Brewery, 2nd place: Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture, 3rd place (TIE): Grandfather Mountain Stewardship and National Committee for the New River. 

Click the links below to watch the films!


This event was hosted by participants in the Sustainable Development course Outreach Skills for Sustainability, including students and instructor Laura England (englandle@appstate.edu).

Special thanks to Tom Hansell of University Documentary Film Services for assisting the class in planning and creating these mini-documentary films. Logo and poster artwork was created by SD major Justin Young. Food was donated by Stick Boy Bread Co., Earth Fare, Mellow Mushroom Pizza, Dos Amigos Mexican Restaurant, and Lowes Foods.

We also thank the ASU Office of Sustainability for co-sponsoring this event:



Dates and Times

Date and Time Admission Location Map Link
Wed, 05/01/2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm Free and open to the public Parkway Ballroom (Rm 420), Plemmons Student Union n/a

Contact Information

Laura England
(828) 773-4820
Office of Sustainability


Dr. Richard Rheingans, Chair
Sustainable Development Department
Living Learning Center

Sandy Wilson
Administrative Assistant

QEP Global Learning