East Tennessee State University

ETSU 2010

Making it work in “The Valley Beautiful” of Unicoi County, Tennessee

Continuing its five-year commitment to Unicoi County, East Tennessee State University’s 2010 Appalachian Teaching Project class documented sustainable agriculture and agricultural heritage in the county. The central focus of the project was to keep a record of Unicoi County residents engaged in sustainable agriculture or living on family farms, so that the county can use that information in sustainable economic development initiatives. The project goals are to promote sustainable agriculture and to preserve Unicoi’s farming heritage. By bolstering sustainable agriculture, Unicoi County will increase job opportunities and per capita income and be better prepared to compete in the global economy. This project is also connected to Unicoi’s proposed Tanasi arts and heritage center, which will include a farmers’ market and local foods restaurant.

Final Report

Student Participants: Mical Carter, Amy Dixon, Monique Johnson, Rachael Stiltner

Faculty: John Lewis, Tess Lloyd

Contact Information:

Tess Lloyd, Ph.D.
East Tennessee State University
Department of English
PO Box 70683
Johnson City, TN 37614
Telephone: 423-439-6677

Email: lloydt@etsu.edu

Previous Conferences:  2009