Anthony Flaccavento on Bottom Up Economics

WMMT’s Mountain Talk Monday brings you Anthony Flaccavento’s recent book talk held at the University of Virginia at Wise. Flaccavento is a small-scale commercial organic farmer, author, speaker and widely respected community development consultant from southwestern Virginia. His book “Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up: Harnessing Real-World Experience for Transformative Change” features six […]

Appalachian Seed Swap Sows Sustainable Economy

Can our rich and varied Appalachian food traditions become one source for a sustainable economy in the region?  The 4th Annual Appalachian Seed Swap brought Joseph Simcox, from Gardens Across America, to Pikeville for the event.  A modern-day “Johnny Appleseed,” Simcox has traveled the world collecting and swapping seeds and believes that Appalachia can be a […]

Carl Chadband: Growing Food and Jobs in Appalachia

Interested in starting a food hub or another enterprise to help your community? This edition of WMMT’s Mountain Talk features a presentation by Carl Chadband of KISRA (Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action) on how he got Paradise Farms near Charleston, WV, off the ground, and what he’s learned about using social enterprise and agriculture to create […]