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Breaking Beans

This post was contributed by Mae Humiston. There’s a lot of talk about the future of eastern Kentucky. For decades, as in many other Appalachian communities, coal has been the main economic force in the area. Now, with a decline…

January Updates & Opportunities

Conferences and Events  Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference. January 8-11, 2015. Savannah, GA. The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference is the largest educational conference and trade show in the southeastern United States that unites growers, vendors, and suppliers.…

Update on Youth Empowered Solutions (YES!)

This post was contributed by Hannah Frank and Angel Cruz. Youth Empowered Solutions (YES!) is non profit, based in Raleigh, NC, that works nationally to empower young people by providing resources and training to help youth have an impact and create…

December Updates & Opportunities

Conferences and Events  Virginia Farm-to-Table Conference. December 2-3, 2014, Weyers Cave, VA. The theme for this year’s Virginia Farm-to-Table Conference is “Nutrition, Health and Sustainability from the Ground Up!” The conference will continue to encourage collaboration, conservation, and community in…

Introducing the Appalachian Transition Fellows

This post was contributed by Garland Mason. Two weeks ago Susan Clark, project director for the Appalachian Foodshed Project, and I attended a quarterly meeting of the Appalachian Transition Fellows. Elandria Williams and Kierra Sims of the Highlander Center facilitated…

November Updates & Oppotunities

Conferences and Events  ASAP’s 2014 Farm to School Conference. November 1, 2014. Asheville, North Carolina. The Farm to School Conference is designed to provide school staff and community members the training and resources needed to implement successful farm to school programs.…

Jessica Crum Reflects on Food Security

This post was contributed by Jessica Crum. In Together at the Table, Patricia Allen (2011) examines the U.S. alternative agrifood movement, which she sees as arising from the community food security movement and the sustainable agriculture movement. She is focused…