Visiting Creech Orchard

Terry Creech is a rare breed – a second generation apple grower in Harlan County, KY. Jeremy Williams, Harlan County Extension Agent, and Mitch Whitaker from the Letcher County office led a tour to one of the Creech Orchards. Situated at 4,100 feet at the highest point on Black Mountain, the orchard has a climate […]

Goods from the Woods

February is the time of year when most farmer’s markets here in the mountains go into hibernation, and fresh local produce can be hard to find.  But one organization is working away during these winter months to help farmers and families prepare for the season to come. Appalachian Sustainable Development, or ASD, is working with residents […]

Sharing the Spirit of Appalachian Kentucky

A video visit with Morgan County, KY photographer Dean Hill and his wife and partner Karen who are able to run a successful art photography business from their lovely, but isolated rural home with the help of high-speed Internet access.

Chickens, Internet & Entrepreneurs

ARTICLE by Wille Davis: Scott County, Virginia was once a hub for big tobacco farms, and its location €”nestled between two coal rich areas provided an opportunity for residents to work in the mines. Once the income from the tobacco industry and the coal companies dried up, however, the county suffered.  The population has been […]