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Federal Money Seeding Local Food Markets, Encouraging Fresh Veggies

If you could pick a peach grown by a local orchard grower, would you?  Could you walk downtown in your community and find a fresh produce stand?  Did you know you can spend Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP dollars at the farmers market?   Millions of dollars in federal investment is going to give more […]

Continue Reading By on July 6, 2015 in agriculture, community, food, frugal, nutrition

Plans for Smart Jobs in Central Appalachia

The community is buzzing about a free health clinic in the works for next year.  But even bigger plans are in the air around Williamson, West Virginia.  Plans for a future where more local residents might have employment in emerging industries like solar.  A future where the entire community’s health might improve in this part of Central Appalachia. JOBS Project […]

Continue Reading By on July 27, 2011 in Appalachia, energy, environmental, forest, green, jobs, solar, sustainable

Empowering Wellness in West Virginia

George Webb was chatting with a friend in front of the local drugstore when I said hello in downtown Williamson, West Virginia.  I asked this long-time resident, retired businessman and Army veteran what he thought about the new health clinic in the works.  “I think it will be a nice thing when it gets up […]

Continue Reading By on July 26, 2011 in Appalachia, eating better, energy, frugal, green, solar, sustainable, thrifty