Jeffrey Howard is the founder and editor-in-chief of Erraticus and host of the Damn the Absolute! podcast. He is a former mental health professional and educator, whose research interests center around localism, American pragmatism, and bioregionalism. He currently lives in Southern Appalachia.
By Jeffrey Howard, Shareable
In the foothills of western North Carolina, the small town of Morganton is home to a growing co-op movement that’s reinvigorating the region’s once-struggling textile and furniture manufacturing industries, and refashioning them around egalitarianism and localism.