Appalachian Sustainable Development

Since 1995, Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) has been working to propel our mission to build a thriving regional food and agriculture system that creates healthy communities, respects the planet, and cultivates profitable opportunities for Appalachians.

In the beginning, ASD focused exclusively on 15 counties in northeast TN and southwest VA, where 1 in 5 citizens are at or below the federal poverty line. Today, our work has expanded to include partners in eastern WV, KY and southeast OH. 

ASD collaborates with a variety of partners to significantly expand its impacts by leveraging the intersections between agriculture, economic development, community building and health.  

Since 1995, Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) has been working to propel our mission to build a thriving regional food and agriculture system that creates healthy communities, respects the planet, and cultivates profitable opportunities for Appalachians.

In the beginning, ASD focused exclusively on 15 counties in northeast TN and southwest VA, where 1 in 5 citizens are at or below the federal poverty line. Today, our work has expanded to include partners in eastern WV, KY and southeast OH. 

ASD collaborates with a variety of partners to significantly expand its impacts by leveraging the intersections between agriculture, economic development, community building and health.  

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