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Mtn. Talk: AppFellows, Alpacas, and Agriculture

Mtn. Talk: AppFellows, Alpacas, and Agriculture

This week on Mountain Talk we learn about the work of two Appalachian Transition Fellows working on agricultural projects in the Central Appalachian region.  The Appalachian Transition Fellowship – organized by the Highlander Center in New Market, TN – is a year-long, full-time, paid program designed for 10 emerging community leaders who are committed to working in Central Appalachia for the economic transition of the region.  First, Hope Hart, an AppFellow working at Appalshop, visits AppFellow Courtney Boyd in Huntington, WV.  Hope guides us as we learn more about Courtney’s work with Unlimited Future, Inc., The Wild Ramp, and Refresh Appalachia – organizations supporting economic development and local agriculture.  Next Sam Hamlin, an AppFellow with the Community Farm Alliance, brings us a story about alpaca farmers in Kentucky.

The Wild Ramp in Huntington, WV is a local foods market.

All photos by AppFellow Hope Hart.

AppFellow Courtney Boyd shops for local milk at The Wild Ramp – a local foods market in Huntington, WV.
Local collards for sale at the market through the Refresh Appalachia program.
economic transition,
food access,
healthy eating,