Finding Futures in Forest Farming

Appalachian Sustainable Development and Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmers’ Coalition members talk about the income generating potential of forest farming in the region on WMMT’s Mountain Talk Monday, and describe the whys, hows, and whens of cultivating medicinal herbs, edible mushrooms, and more that is found under the forest canopy. They also discuss the development of […]

Hazard, KY: Boom or Bust?

What is it going to take to revitalize our once thriving coal towns? In this edition of WMMT’s Mountain News & World Report we take an in depth look at community efforts to revitalize downtown Hazard, in the heart of Perry County, KY. The entire half hour is devoted to the voices of Hazard folks […]

Writer Ronni Lundy Explores Appalachian “Victuals”

If you are a fan of cooking, music, and/or culture, listen in as noted writer Ronni Lundy reads and discusses her latest, “Victuals,” a gorgeous book exploring Appalachia’s intertwined foodways and heritage. And if you are interested in the role farming and/or artisan foods could play in our local economy, Lundy has plenty to offer. […]

Farmacy Increases Health, Local Foods Economy

WMMT visits the Letcher County Farmers’ Market in Whitesburg, KY where an innovative program called Farmacy is improving health and getting nationwide attention.  Formed through an unusual partnership between medical providers  – area medical clinics, Medicaid insurance companies, doctors and nurses – and local farmers,  the Farmers’ Market, and nonprofits such as Community Farm Alliance, the Farmacy […]