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Neal Laferriere

erosion control pellets

Last September, Mountain Valley Pipeline contractors dropping anti-erosion pellets by air missed the site by a half-mile, pelting Neal Laferriere and his children and irreparably damaging their farm.

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Cultivating Forest Medicinals, Creating Healthy Economy

women harvest black cohosh

Appalachia’s forest are home to a stunning array of medicinal plants. A movement called forest farming is emerging to grow these plants in private forestland to decrease strains on plant populations and strengthen the market for the region’s botanicals.

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A Magical Mycology Tapestry

The mushrooms of Appalachia offer diverse tastes and medicinal benefits for the wild forager. But be careful, since many edible mushrooms have poisonous look-alikes.

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