Tim Sanders and his wife Becky came back to his family’s land on Indian Creek in Letcher County, KY, from Arizona to retire and live a self sufficient lifestyle. It wasn’t long, though, before neighbors and passersby were stopping and asking about the animals they were tending. And naturally, seeing the heritage breeds of pigs, […]
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. […]