Jason Snyder

Dr. Jason Snyder has an academic background in geography and applied economics, focused on food systems. His research includes GIS mapping of food deserts in Albuquerque, NM, as well as opportunities for small firms in Tanzanian food supply chains. These days he is associated with the Department of Sustainable Development at Appalachian State University, and his primary interest is in helping to cultivate ecologically regenerative and resilient food systems in Southern Appalachia in a broader context of economic relocalization and ecological regeneration. He is also interested in the sense of place and how it informs the co-evolution of culture and ecology, and how traditional place-based wisdom from the past can be paired with environmentally appropriate technologies and novel forms of social organization to foster human well-being and inclusion without undermining the ecological life conditions of the planet. Him and his wife are new to the region, and are currently developing a homestead in a rural community outside of Boone, NC, where they are hoping to practice permaculture and contribute to their local food system.

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Rick Klima

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