A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Getting Started Gardening

turnip

Make 2020 a year of new growth by starting a garden.

Beware of Spreading These Common Invasive Species

Japanese Honeysuckle

Don’t be fooled by their looks — many popular plants sold in nurseries are actually invasive species that can kill off local flora.

An Appalachian Solar Tour

man by solar panel

Numerous Appalachian homes and businesses took part in the 2019 National Solar Tour in October, sharing their experiences and opening their doors to the public to view their solar installations.

Pushing Back Against Plastics

recycling plastic

Check out 10 ways to reduce your plastic footprint, and learn why the fight against plastic is connected to the petrochemical industry’s plans to expand in Appalachia.

Permaculture Ponds

people by pond

The Todds use permaculture principles to create sustainable systems that can improve water quality, treat wastewater and provide other benefits.

Retired Southwest Virginia Couple Goes Solar

Kathy and Gary Selvage

Retired couple Kathy and Gary Selvage are happy they decided to put solar panels on their Southwest Virginia home.

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.

The Tiny House Revolution

Sarah Kellogg with her tiny house frame

More and more people are building tiny houses as a sustainable alternative to traditionally large American homes.

A DIY Approach to Wind Energy

Roger Beale's Control Room

Roger Beale built a wind turbine in his own Virginia backyard. Now, he’s passing on that information to kids competing in national turbine design competitions.

Shrinking Carbon Footprints

Two female students holding signs that say "Keep our school green"

Carbon offset programs provide a way for those concerned about their environmental impact to support projects that capture carbon in the atmosphere. These projects can also provide benefits to local communities.