Appalachian Food Summit A Success

Pike County food writer Joyce Pinson, Valerie Horn with Community Farm Alliance, Grow Appalachia and AppalTree, and Lora Smith, one of the organizers of the very first Appalachian Food Summit, discuss this delicious and delectable event and the potential that growing and eating our own foods holds for improving the health and economy of our […]

Imagining Appalachia 2050

Fifty years after the War on Poverty began much has been accomplished in Appalachia, but more remains to be done. Floyd Co journalist, and now filmmaker, Ralph B. Davis visited WMMT’s Mountain Talk to discus and share clips from his documentary Appalachia 2050, in which residents of the region talk about what is needed to finish […]

Its “Growing Appalachia” Time

It is springtime in the mountains again and local gardens are starting to come in. WMMT reports on the annual Growing Appalachia Conference which was held in March at Jenny Wiley State Park. In addition to talk of grassfed beef, herb gathering, and vegetable production, there was plenty of discussion of a variety of ways […]

SOAR Takes Off

It’s been four months now since Gov. Steve Beshear and Rep. Hal Rogers kicked off the SOAR – Shaping Our Appalachian Region – initiative with a December summit in Pikeville that attracted over 1,500 people.  WMMT reports on the first meeting of the ten SOAR working groups, at the East Kentucky Leadership Conference on April […]