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2010 High Country Local Food Summit

High Country Local Food Summit Report Released

Saturday, January 1, 2011 - 1:00am
BOONE—The High Country Local Food Summit took place November 12 and 13 at the Valle Crucis Conference Center. The Theme "Sustainaing Communities: Binginging Economy, Ecology, and Equality to the Table" was presented in eight different panel sessions...
Vannoy Farm
The university's Sustainable Development Program will relocate its teaching and research farm from Valle Crucis to the Blackburn property within the restrictions of the easement. Students and faculty will grow and research vegetable and fruit crops...

Protecting the environment through education

Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 6:59am
"To be able to spend my Saturday or Sunday out there makes me feel like I'm actually contributing to the community," said junior Caitlin Lamb, sustainable development major and recreation management minor. This opportunity also provides student...
Students selling produce on campus
BOONE—Students in the sustainable development program at Appalachian State University help complete the food chain cycle.They grow organic produce at the program's Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Program Teaching and Research Farm that is...
Brad Sparks '97 '98 (on left), and junior Derrick Rehn (on right) in Antarctica

Beauty of Antarctica inspires environmental action

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 12:00am
Brad Sparks and Derrick Rehn had a chance meeting at the bottom of the world. The Appalachian State University alumnus and student explored the Antarctica Peninsula together as part of Inspire Antarctica Expedition 2009 (IAE). The program, led by...
Joel Salatin
BOONE—Joel Salatin, nationally recognized farmer, author and local food activist, will present the lecture "Ballet in the Pasture" March 26 at 7 p.m. in Appalachian State University's Farthing Auditorium. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Admission is free...
Daniel Brookshire with woman
Bringing home new ideas for the "green-collar economy" Daniel Brookshire wants the world to become more environmentally and economically sustainable. He gained confidence in how to do that through an internship in India, where he lived in an eco-...
Pictured from left are Katharine Brannon, Kaitlin Marone, John Kidda, Matthew Fi

University College honors its first graduating class

Friday, December 12, 2008 - 1:00am
BOONE – University College recently honored 12 students who make up the college's inaugural graduation class. The students are candidates for graduation at Appalachian State University's December commencement and are the first to complete degree...
BOONE—Appalachian State University is well known for its research related to alternative energy, sustainable development and the environment. That work will be enhanced through the creation of the Appalachian Research Institute for Environment,...
BOONE—The Doorways International Program Series will present "First, Do No Harm: Appalachian's Students and Study Abroad" Thursday, Sept. 25, at 4 p.m. in Belk Library and Information Commons Room 421 at Appalachian State University.


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