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Students in the Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Program learn the skills needed to foster rural community development, heritage preservation and environmental awareness. One skill set that might not have been on their list until recent...
BOONE—Programs on sustainable agriculture and rural development practices of the Lenca, an indigenous people living in the highlands of Honduras, will be presented in October at Appalachian State University and in Boone. Speakers are Wilfredo...
Two Appalachian State University undergraduates worked with Honduran government organizations this summer to find ways to enhance the agricultural practices of the Lencas, Honduras's largest indigenous group, while maintaining their traditions and...
Josh Hayes and Ian Snider of Swangle Tree Logging

Farming the future: New innovations taking root

Monday, July 24, 2006 - 12:00am
The Farm at Mollie's Branch has a new source of energy, one that will eventually be used for agricultural operations. The farm in Todd, part of this past weekend's 2006 High Country farm tour, showed off a micro-hydro electric system funded by a...

MusicFest in Sugar Grove Held July 14-15

Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 12:00am
BOONE—The ninth annual MusicFest 'n' Sugar Grove will be on July 14 and 15. The festival is sponsored by Appalachian State University's Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Program and Cove Creek Preservation and Development Inc.
BOONE—A total of $50,000 from the Appalachian State University Foundation has been awarded to 16 professors and instructors at Appalachian State University through a newly created program designed to support professional development in teaching,...
BOONE—Anne Furr, a December graduate from Appalachian State University, has parlayed her interest in travel, sustainable development and marine biology into a 10-month trip to Madagascar. Furr has received a scholarship from the J. William Fulbright...
Draft horses
BOONE--A restorative forestry lecture and demonstration will be held Friday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Springhouse Farm in Valle Crucis. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. The event is sponsored by Appalachian State University's...
Christof den Biggelaar with student
Tucked in the hills surrounding Valle Crucis, a charming, old red barn marks the entrance to Appalachian State University's Teaching and Research Farm. You could call it a symbolic gateway from traditional agriculture to new ways of farming.
Learn about edible flowers, organic gardening and companion planting during Educational Farm Day at Appalachian State University's Cove Creek Farm Aug. 25 from 2-6 p.m. The event is part of the Self-Guided Farm Tour sponsored by the High Country...


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