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Feeding the World With Empty Bowls

At first glance, the Empty Bowls studio in Burnsville, NC appears to be just another site enriching Yancey County’s vibrant local art scene. However, upon talking to its founders, Lisa Blackburn and John Hartom, it was clear there’s much more…

A Reflection on Growing Power

This post has been contributed by Alexis Bressler, a former VISTA worker for PLENTY! and a graduate of the Virginia Tech Civic Agriculture and Food Systems Minor. Prior to going to Growing Power I purposefully did not do much research into…

Crowdfunding to Build Financial Capital

This post was contributed by Sarah Misyak, a graduate student at Virginia Tech and a member of the AFP management team. This week’s post is exploring another creative way to grow a food systems-related business, following last week’s post on…

Meet the Management Team: Project Associates

Nikki D’Adamo-Damery Virginia Tech Department of Human Nutrition, Foods & Exercise Appalachian Foodshed Project Deputy Director     Nikki D’Adamo-Damery is the Deputy Project Director for the AFP and is housed within the Human Nutrition, Foods & Exercise department at Virginia…