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West Virginia Cattle Farmers Build the Local Food Economy They Need to Thrive

Local food is nothing new in Appalachia...but the tradition of self-sufficiency has nearly died out

How a Fruit and Vegetable Auction in Rural Ohio Helps Appalachian Farmers Thrive

What Rapposelli refers to as "real food" is becoming more of an "everyday thing" in Morgan County, according to auction regular Mary VanHorn.

Mountain Grown: Appalachia's New Local Food Economy

Restaurants like Knife and Fork didn't use to exist in places like Spruce Pine, a town of just 2,200 people nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.

Building a Solar Economy: 4 Lessons from Hawaii

Hawaii generates more of its power from the sun than any other state. Here’s what the rest of us can learn from the obstacles that came up along the way and and what's being done to overcome them.

What’s cheaper than solar, slashes carbon emissions, and creates jobs in Kentucky?

Jamie Blair had owned his own business for about seven years when he started to think it was missing a crucial piece. He was installing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems in and around Paintsville, Ky., but heated air isn’t much good if it leaks out through poorly sealed doors or underinsulated attics. That was right around the time he discovered How$martKY, a …