Article ItemNew Catawba Sustainability Center trail provides access to Appalachian Trail, McAfee Knob , article
The 2.9-mile Catawba Greenway winds its way through the 377-acre Roanoke County farm, showcasing Virginia Tech research in sustainable farming, before connecting to the Appalachian Trail. The trailhead’s new parking lot will help ease the burden on Route 311 for one of region’s most popular hikes.
Article ItemRamping up conservation: Researchers help an Appalachian delicacy stay on the menu , article
Virginia Tech researchers are working with the U.S. Forest Service to find the best growing methods for ramps to allow the delicacy to last far into the future.
Article ItemCatawba Sustainability Center sips a sweet mountain staple , article
In turning a small plot of sorghum into a molasses-like syrup, the center is testing whether an Appalachian tradition could help diversify small farms in Southwest Virginia.
Article ItemGovernor announces grant to fund medicinal herb project at Catawba Sustainability Center , article
The money will be used to establish and maintain a propagation center for goldenseal, ramps, and black cohosh at the 377-acre farm property in Roanoke County.