Open House

Please join us at Allegheny Mountain School for our first Open House of the 2014 season on Saturday, July 26 from 1-5 pm.  Meet the 2014 AMS Fellows, tour the farm site, and experience what the Fellows have been learning and what they are growing in our gardens.   Light snacks and beverages featuring fresh, AMS-grown produce will be provided. For more info, contact Paul Krysik at 540-468-2300.

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Allegheny Mountain School (AMS) is a not-for-profit experiential fellowship program designed to serve our region’s communities in developing a more secure food system.  AMS is located in Highland County, VA.


IMG_0997Phase I Video
Highland School Garden
Phase II Video

Allegheny Mountain School (AMS) has assembled its fourth cohort of nine Fellows to work and study sustainable food cultivation and restorative, nourishing traditions.  Our goal is to teach Fellows to be leaders in the local food movement, to train others to grow their own food and to understand the benefits of eating local, whole foods.

AMS is a fully funded intensive 20 month two phase program.  Phase I (April 27,2014-November 1, 2014) takes place on a mountain farm in Highland County, VA where Fellows experience a full growing season to cultivate and harvest their own food, prepare nutritious meals and put up/sow food for winter.  In addition, Fellows engage in mentored research on topics relevant to food or medicinal cultivation and health.  During Phase II of the fourth cohort (January 1, 2015-December 31, 2015), AMS Fellows are provided stipends to work in positions for our Partner Service Organizations, local nonprofits focused on food systems activities which positively impact community and environmental well being.

cohort 2013

2013 Research Presentation Materials

2013 Slide Show

2012 Open House Slide Show




Find out about the events, workshops, farming and life as an AMS Fellow.

Allegheny Mountain School (AMS) is a project of The Highland Center, located in Monterey, Virginia. It’s mission is to serve all citizens of Highland County by being a catalyst for cultural and economic development, and to preserve a historic landmark as a symbol of unity and community pride. [Read More]

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Allegheny Mountain School PartnersPhase II of the AMS Fellowship is spent working for a non-profit for one year.

In 2013, AMS Fellows will be working for these organizations in our region focused on local food, conservation and strengthening communities.

The Highland Center
Project Grows
New Community Project
Valley Conservation Council
Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind

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