A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Contributing Writers


Pay-What-You-Can Cafes

man holding food

Appalachia’s donation-based cafes offer delicious, healthy food to diners and volunteers regardless of their ability to pay.

Rise of Interscholastic Mountain Biking

girl on bike

The sport of mountain biking is taking off in schools across Appalachia.

Red Spruce Restoration Underway

man planting spruce tree

Conservationists across the region have teamed up to help restore the red spruce to its natural habitat after unsustainable logging practices in the early 1900s, coupled with wildfires, nearly wiped out the tree in Appalachia.

A Sweet Retreat at Sugar Hollow Park

person hiking

Roughly 12 miles of trails await hikers and bikers at this park in Bristol, Va.

For the Love of Birds

Volunteers across Virginia participate in a statewide survey of breeding birds to create better conservation policy.

The Bluestone Turnpike Trail

Bluestone National Scenic River

This roughly 10-mile trail follows the Bluestone River in southern West Virginia and gives hikers a taste of the wild.

Remembering Ben Stout

Ben Stout

West Virginia resident Ben Stout is remembered as an impactful scientist, community advocate, educator and so much more.

An Innovative Biochar System

biochar kiln, biochar, and dehydrator

The Nexus biochar system boosts soil health while sequestering carbon and saving energy and money for local farmers.

Summit Stresses Sustainability in Climbing

Climbers hang from rock roof

The two-day workshop hosted by The Access Fund in April was centered on ensuring that rock climbing has a positive environmental and economic impact as the sport grows in the Appalachian region.

Marvin Winstead

man

Marvin Winstead’s farm has been in his family for generations — and he refuses to allow the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to touch it.