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Events for the week of 04/15/2012
Local First at ASU's Earth Day Celebration
Date: 4/17 - 4/17   click here for website

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

There's no other way to celebrate beautiful Appalachia then to be involved in this year's Earth Day!

Celebrate with friends, the ASU community, and local businesses.

Enjoy free: food, info, fun, and activities!

High Country Local First will host an information booth. Come out and meet with our Director, volunteers, and learn more about why it's important to buy local first! We'll also have information on memberships, volunteer opportunities, as well as what projects we've got in store for the upcoming year, and how you can get involved!


Sponsor: SGA, ASU Bookstore, Office of Sustainability
Location: Sanford Mall, ASU Campus
Campus map: http://maps.appstate.edu/campus-map/index.php?marker=0
Campus parking: http://www.community.appstate.edu/where-to-park-on-campus

Local Foods Cooking Demonstrations
Date: 4/19 - 4/19   click here for website

Celebrate Upcoming Local Food Season!

Thursday evenings, April 12th and 19th, 5:30 until 6:30
Location: Agricultural Conference Center
252 Poplar Grove Rd.
Boone, NC 28607

April 19: Chef Sam Ratchford of Vidalia restaurant will demonstrate several recipes using his favorite local ingredients.

Samples will be provided
$5 per class
You must RSVP by e-mailing Kathy Lee at
kathy_lee@ncsu.edu or calling 264-3061


ASU Goodnight Brothers Sustainable Development Market
Date: 4/19 - 4/19   click here for website

ASU Goodnight Brothers Sustainable Development Market

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
ASU Goodnight Family Teaching and Research Farm will be setting up on the quad every Thursday the month of April from 4-5:30pm. We will be selling naturally and sustainably raised pork, eggs, garlic and springtime veggies.

The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Program (SD) is an eighteen-year-old academic and outreach program. SD offers students a unique, interdisciplinary opportunity. Through this program students explore concepts from social and natural sciences, as well as the humanities. We blur the boundaries between theory and practice as students pursue their BS or BA degree while discovering how sustainable development is being applied. This approach to learning strengthens the overall educational experience and provides students with the multiple skills and values required for real world leadership.

Sponsor: Sustainable Development
Contact name: Benjamin Yoder
Contact email: yoderbj@email.appstate.edu
Contact telephone: 828 336 877 3455
Location: Sanford Mall, ASU Campus
Campus map: http://maps.appstate.edu/campus-map/index.php?marker=0
Campus parking: http://www.community.appstate.edu/where-to-park-on-campus

For more information on Appalachian's Earth Month events, visit:
sustain.appstate.edu/earthmonth2012

How to Grow Your Own Food
Date: 4/19 - 4/19   click here for website

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
"How to Grow Your Own Food on Either No Land, Little Land, or on a Budget"
Thurs. April 19, 12-1pm, Belk Library, 421

Warmer days and sunny weather bring thoughts of spring planting and Earth Day. In celebration, we invite the entire community to come learn the basics of "How to Grow Your Own Food" with the NC Cooperative Extension and the ASU Sustainability Council at a ‘brown bag’ program on Thursday, April 19 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. at the Belk Library, room 421.

There will be something for beginner gardeners to seasoned growers with an emphasis on preparing the soil, planting correctly, dealing with pest organically and harvesting. No registration is required. Light snacks will be provided and you are encouraged to bring a bag lunch.

For a complete listing of events in celebration of Earth Day, visit the Earth Month calendar at sustain.appstate.edu/earthmonth2012

Parking on campus: www.community.appstate.edu/where-to-park-on-campus

Sponsor: ASU Sustainability Council
Contact name: Crystal Simmons
Contact email: sustainability@appstate.edu
Contact telephone: (828) 262-2664
Location: Belk Library Room 421
Map link: http://maps.appstate.edu/campus-map/index.php?marker=0
Admission: free

ACT: Sustainable Farm Day of Service
Date: 4/21 - 4/21   click here for website

Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

Join us to visit local sustainable farms! We will be serving on the farms and sharing a meal provided by the farm itself.

Registration will be in the ACT Outreach Center and we will be updating the webpage with more information soon.
http://act.appstate.edu/earth-day-sustainable-farm-day-service

Here are the farms we will be working on and a description of the service:
1. Springhouse Farms
Planting blueberry bushes and watching the installation of beehives
2. Farm at Mollie's Branch
Planting potatoes and completing grapevine work, doing energy efficient work to the intern cabin
3. Moretz's Mountain Orchard
Weeding garlic, tying plants to supports, planting, working on cultural care, poultry care, and perhaps a little fencing
4. Lynn Mountain Farm
Garden and animal and husbandry work
April 21st, 9:00am to 2:00pm, meeting at Duck Pond Field.

Sponsor: Appalachian & the Community Together
Contact name: Appalachian & the Community Together
Contact email: TBA@appstate.edu
Contact telephone: 828-262-2193
Location: Meet at Duck Pond Field
Campus map: http://maps.appstate.edu/campus-map/index.php?marker=0
Campus parking: http://www.community.appstate.edu/where-to-park-on-campus

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