Best Medicine May Be Walking

Another story in our series, Preventing Diabetes in EKY, this report focuses on an innovative health improvement program happening in connection with the City of Whitesburg/Letcher County Farmers’ Market. We hear from participants, some diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes, who walk one mile on the city’s public walking track every week and, in return, get […]

Pollinator Produce Partners

Becca Holmes and Joe Gorman run Pollinator Produce Partners in Duffield, Virginia. There they grow different vegetables than some other farms might, and they do it at a smaller scale, on purpose. This includes endangered and extinct in-the-wild plants, heirloom and open pollinated seeds. In this episode reporter Sydney Boles visits Becca and Joe who […]

Tapping Into Tradition

Could maple syrup become an income generating crop in the hills of Appalachia? Seth Long, who operates a small farm in Letcher County, KY, thinks so as do others in the region. New technologies are making what used to be a traditionally harvested product for home use possible on a larger scale. OVR/WMMT reporter Sydney […]

CANE in Action

Across Appalachia, communities are experimenting with ways to develop sustainable agriculture as a business sector and to increase access to nutritious foods. WMMT recently reported on the opening of the CANE (Community Agriculture and Nutritional Enterprises) industrial kitchen in Letcher County which is designed to do just that. In the months since its opening, CANE […]