Growing At School: Pikeville Elementary Garden

Pikeville Elementary’s “Plant It for the Planet” school garden project, as well as the impact that local food and farming can have on our health and economy, are the topics of this WMMT Mountain Talk discussion. Mark Kidd hosts for the Community Farm Alliance’s Breaking Beans project and guests include 6th grade gardener Sarah Belcher, her […]

Letcher Farmers’ Market Summer Feeding Site First in Nation

The Letcher County Farmers’ Market is the first in Kentucky, and likely the first in the entire country, to offer free meals cooked on site from market vegetables to children 18 and under. The Farmers’ Market celebrated with its many partners including the Letcher County School System, US Department of Agriculture, KY Department of Education, […]

SOAR Listens to Letcher County Farm & Food Ideas

The SOAR Working Group on Agriculture, Community and Regional Foods, and Natural Resources held a Listening Session in Letcher County, KY on June 19. After a discussion of the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for economic development and job creation in local foods and forestry, folks in the group offered their ideas for what would help the area.[wpdm_file […]

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 […]