Summer Field School 2023

May 11, 2023 @ 6:00PM — August 24, 2023 @ 8:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

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Register to attend Summer Field School

Join us to tour small and sustainable farm operations within East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and West North Carolina!

This is our official schedule for Summer Field School 2023. We’ve got an awesome lineup you won’t want to miss! Attendees can pick workshops a la carte for $15 per session or purchase all 8 sessions for a discounted rate of $100. One ticket represents one person. Sessions will take place the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 6-8pm in the evening. All sessions will include a tour of the farm, an additional speaker, and time for questions and socializing. The session schedule with descriptions are below.

  • May 11th, 6pm: Appalachia Fungorum (Marshall, NC): mushroom farming, medicinal mushrooms, log inoculation, shiitake and oyster specialty
  • May 25th, 6pm: Glenmary Farms (Bristol, VA): hydroponic strawberries, year-round growing, greenhouses, vertical gardening
  • June 8th, 6pm: Opossum Bottom (Johnson City, TN): urban agriculture, year-round produce, specialty produce, and a discussion on food safety
  • June 22nd, 6pm: Pollinator Produce Partners (Duffield, VA): rare plants, native species, plant nursery, certified naturally grown
  • July 13th, 6pm: SLAP Farms (Greeneville, TN): pasture raised chicken and turkey, eggs, on farm processing, regulations surrounding poultry farming
  • July 27th, 6pm: Aunt Willie's Wildflowers (Blountville,TN): specialty cut flowers, on farm workshops
  • August 10th, 6pm: Buttery Fields Farm (Telford, TN): rotational grazing, NRCS funding
  • August 24th, 6pm: Myers Farm (Bulls Gap, TN): Agritourism, beef cattle, plant starts, greenhouse, pumpkins, corn maze, value-added products

This work is supported by the Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Grant #2021-49400-35615 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

Appalachian Resource Conservation & Development Council's workshops require advanced time, effort, and expense to plan and host. As such, it is policy of ARCD to issue refunds for registration fees only in the event that the workshop is cancelled or in extreme circumstances. In order to receive a refund for extreme circumstances, registrants must communicate with the workshop coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event so that their spot may be offered to someone on the waitlist. Refunds will not be issued after a workshop begins.

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