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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.
Todd Rudicill
The Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable Development in the College of Fine and Applied Arts has named Todd Rudicill as resident assistant farm manager at the Sustainable Development Teaching and Research Farm at the Blackburn-Vannoy property...
Dr. Richard Rheingans
Dr. Richard D. Rheingans will chair the Appalachian State University Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable Development beginning July 2016. Rheingans will replace Dr. Sandra Lubarsky, who is retiring after six years with the department....
Lecturer and Food Summit coordinator Jacqui Ignatova
The 2016 Food Summit, Seeding Community Resilience, was held on April 2 with the goal of inspiring people to learn and take action in the local food system and with sustainability.
Dr. Dinesh Paudel
Assistant Professor of Sustainable Development Dinesh Paudel discusses the meaning of sustainability at Appalachian State as part of a podcast series with Appalachian Magazine. Listen to the entire podcast here.
The title comes from a line by William Butler Yeats, and much of the poetry is constructed for what’s described as “a collage of words and phrases actually spoken by the friends and relations of the magnificent and mysterious Maud Gonne.” An...
At 3 a.m. on April 25, Dinesh Paudel experienced what he calls the “nightmare situation.”


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