Address: 305 Bodenheimer Drive, Boone, North Carolina 28608
What is the Edible Schoolyard?
Can the disconnect between what we consume and where it comes from be bridged? And, in doing so, would we be able to improve the ecological sustainability and aesthetic value of our home? We answer these questions "Yes!" and see these improvements spreading to other communities, reinventing themselves and helping others.
This isn't as far–fetched as it sounds – moreover, with community involvement, it can be as easy as planting a seed.
Take a look around the Edible Schoolyard pages and learn more about our project. We've got some great ideas and motivated, involved people to put them into action! The Edible Schoolyard class is an excellent way to get involved in projects (both group and individual) out in the garden that will help students experience the beautiful results of proper gardening practices. This reflects a longing to fully understand the need for productive maintenance of agricultural ecosystems in a longterm pursuit of self- sufficiency and permaculture.
Some helpful links:
- Composting information for beginners and experts alike
- Methods of preserving food
- Sustainable Table provides information on food- related issues
- LocalHarvest in an excellent tool for those who wish to buy locally grown foods and locate farmers' markets
- The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map, as presented by the US National Arboretum
Part of Watauga Residential College
Since 1972, Watauga Residential College has been a program where students read, write, think, argue, challenge, ponder, change, struggle, laugh and live together during their first years of college.
All Watauga classes meet general education requirements in interdisciplinary, inquiry-based core classes that blend fact, fiction, culture, philosophy, motion, art, music, myth, and religion. The variety of classroom formats—lectures, smaller discussion sections, small project groups, linked classes and even trips outside the classroom—provide many different approaches for learning, assuring that one or more of these formats will be ideally suited to you. Working closely with your peers, upperclassmen, and faculty, you will blend academics, residential life, and international concerns into a seamless experience.
Watauga Residential College is located in the Living Learning Center, on the west side of campus, featuring four-person suites, kitchens, lounges, classrooms, an art studio, a music room, and a library.
A very important aspect of Watauga is the community that forms through shared academic work and living experiences. No barriers separate the academic, cultural, and social components of Watauga students, faculty, and staff. In Watauga, the community forms the basis for all that happens. At the same time, you remain free to pursue your choice of a major and can enjoy a variety of student activities offered by Appalachian, including intramurals, service clubs, student government, fraternities and sororities. You get all the benefits of a comprehensive university as well as the close ties inherent in a small learning community.
All students accepted at Appalachian State are eligible to participate in the program. We seek an interesting mix of students who are interested in exploring life in all of its fascinating forms and want to be involved in the world around them.