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 […]

Its “Growing Appalachia” Time

It is springtime in the mountains again and local gardens are starting to come in. WMMT reports on the annual Growing Appalachia Conference which was held in March at Jenny Wiley State Park. In addition to talk of grassfed beef, herb gathering, and vegetable production, there was plenty of discussion of a variety of ways […]