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 […]

Appal-TREE Cooking Classes Increase Healthy Eating

Many Americans don’t have reliable access to affordable, nutritious food, and sometimes lack knowledge in how to prepare healthy meals. In much of Appalachia, including eastern Kentucky, children and adults are suffering the health consequences of eating poorly. However, in Letcher County, Kentucky, the Appal-TREE Project is an unusual community-university partnership working to change that. In this […]