East Tennessee State University

Documenting Community Traditions: Sustainable Agriculture in Northeast Tennessee

Continuing ETSU’s five-year commitment to Unicoi County, the central focus of the 2011 ATP is to document residents of Unicoi County engaged in sustainable agriculture or living on family farms so that the county can use that documentation in sustainable economic development initiatives.  Additionally, this project is connected to Unicoi’s proposed Tanasi arts and heritage center, which will include a farmers market and local foods restaurant.  Students will work with the Town of Unicoi and learn how to use a cultural survey as a tool in community development.  Activities will include interviewing active and retired farmers, agricultural agents, community kitchen planners, and others involved with farming and local foods.  Students will build a website or print version of a local foods brochure/map that Unicoi County can use for marketing purposes.

Final Report


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:  2010     2009