NEXUS

Second Year of NEXUS Pilot System Operations at Partner Farms Successful
Aug 28, 2019

SummaryThe Nexus team continues its work designing and evaluating technological solutions to extend the growing season for small-scale farmers in Sout...

Pilot Systems Successful at Cooperative Farms
Dec 4, 2018

The first round (2018 spring) of pilot system operations at our cooperating farms was successful. Against The Grain (ATG) farm produced more than 30 b...

NEXUS research project cuts by half local farm's greenhouse energy consumption
Jul 18, 2018

Dr. Ok-Youn Yu, associate professor and assistant chair in Appalachian State University’s Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environ...

An Innovative Biochar System
Jun 7, 2018

The kiln at Against the Grain Farm in Zionville, N.C., is fired, turning biomass — wood, sorghum stalks, and animal bones — into biochar, a soil a...

NEXUS Research Team Completes Pilot Systems at Two Local Farms
Nov 20, 2017

The Nexus research team at Appalachian has completed building pilot systems at two local cooperative farms: Against the Grain (ATG) farm and Springhou...

Two Pilot Biomass Heating Systems to be Built on Local Farms
Nov 8, 2016

The Nexus research team is collaborating with two cooperating farms in Watauga County to pilot greenhouse heating systems that will extend the growing...