Members of the Nutty Buddy Collective are tending orchards and processing locally foraged acorns and black walnuts into food to make the case that native nuts can once again help keep our communities healthy — and foster healthier forests at the same time.
The Todds use permaculture principles to create sustainable systems that can improve water quality, treat wastewater and provide other benefits.
Members of the Reclaiming Appalachia Coalition visited an abandoned mine in Mingo County, W.Va., slated to become the site of a solar-powered aquaponics agriculture facility.
Industrial hemp could soon be legalized nationally under the 2018 Farm Bill, and Virginia could soon have up to five medical cannabis oil dispensaries in the state.
Independent farmers and entrepreneurial groups are looking to abandoned mine land sites and seeing potential for agricultural projects, both large and small.
A recent report documented numerous instances of agricultural runoff polluting the Shenandoah River with the E. Coli bacteria.
Virginia farmers will soon be able to grow hemp for industrial purposes — albeit with restrictions. Industrial hemp farming is also being explored to varying degrees in Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina.
A rapidly expanding population of wild hogs is causing a massive headache for farmers in Tennessee.
Veteran farmers and gardeners find that working the land can help with the transition from solider to civilian.
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