Accelerating Appalachia Growing the Regenerative Economy
Accelerating Appalachia builds sustainable regenerative agricultural systems and communities for a resilient and prosperous Appalachia.
Who We Are
We are passionate about restoring and protecting Appalachia.
We work with farmers, growers, and small nature-based businesses providing resources and training to adopt regenerative and just business practices.
We are committed to resilient regional production and manufacturing in food, fiber and forest products.
Accelerating Appalachia was established in 2012 to create the first regenerative agricultural business accelerator program in the world.
In 2023, Accelerating Appalachia launched The Building Soil, Building Equity program, providing USDA funding and training for farmers and producers to adopt regenerative agriculture practices.Learn More About BSBE
Nature-based businesses strengthen rural communities and local economies. Our businesses support over 1,000 jobs in food, forest products, fiber and textiles, and wellness and health.
Nature-based businesses are a growing market. Our program graduates have leveraged $20.2 million in investments.
Nature-based business are committed to equitable and diverse communities. 75% of our graduates are women-led.