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Students work on the farm
This summer, students and faculty in Appalachian State University’s Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable Development forged a unique partnership with Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA), a local organization dedicated to strengthening...
Dr. Anatoli Ignatov
Land ownership is a big deal in many cultures. Just cut a tree one foot past your property line and see how quickly your neighbor arrives on the scene. Read more >>
Josie Lee Varela
By Madalene Smith May 2017 Appalachian State University graduate Josie Lee Varela just obtained a master’s degree in political science and environmental policy and analysis. She also attended Appalachian as a sustainable development major,...
River Rocks
"Troubled Water: Voices from Bath" is a multi-media presentation on the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). Read more >>
Morgan DePue
Morgan DePue, a senior sustainable development major, was the winner of this year’s Sherry Pruitt Poetry Contest. Read more >>
Juan Diego Aguilar
By Madalene Smith Sustainable development major Juan Diego Aguilar is a Colombian immigrant, a scholarship recipient and now fast approaching the end of his career as a first generation college student. A natural scientific mind while in high school...
Todd, NC welcome sign
The small community of Todd, nestled in the western North Carolina mountains, was once a bustling rural town much larger than neighboring Boone. Read more >>
Laura England
Laura England, lecturer in Appalachian State University’s Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable Development, is a self-professed “creek-geek”. Read more >>
Christof den Biggelaar
Dr. Christof den Biggelaar, associate professor in the Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable Development, was awarded the Charles Church food and farm stewardship award at the 61st Farm-City Banquet at the Boone United Methodist Church on...
Dr. Gary Nabhan
Appalachian State University, in partnership with Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture, will present Sustainable Food Week Oct. 24-29.


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