Farm Life in Lee County

Nestled at the base of Powell Mountain in Lee County, Virginia, sits a small farm that has become a staple of the growing local food economy in southwest Virginia.  It’s owned by Kirsty Zahnke, who bought the land and began farming here just under a decade ago.  Kirsti calls her farm Farmlife. It’s about 25 […]

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 […]

Arbor Day in Southwest Virginia

Coverage of an Arbor Day event on Friday, April 15, on a former strip mine on the Wise – Dickenson County line.  We hear from some of the sponsors representing the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, the Virginia Department of Forestry, the Office of Surface Mining, and Alpha Natural Resources, as well as […]

Mountain Talk – Growing Appalachia Workshops

Hosted by Sylvia Ryerson, March 30, 2011 – On this edition of Mountain Talk we hear from Tanya Turner and Beverly May about the upcoming Growing Appalachia workshops on sustainable mountain agriculture, renewable energy and energy efficiency for the central Appalachian coalfields. [wpdm_file id=99]