Blackburn Vannoy Farm

The Blackburn Vannoy Farm is a 369-acre farm protected by the Blue Ridge Conservancy. As the sole proprietor of these land parcels, Appalachian State University seeks to preserve, restore, and manage these assets sustainably. To this end, the properties are used as historic teaching farms enabling the upkeep of the land through continued sustainable farming practices and research based preservation initiatives to maintain the cultural authenticity of the area. These sites are valuable for promoting learning in sustainable development, appropriate technology, ecology, anthropology, forestry, biology, geology, history, and geography just to name a few.

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