April/May 2016



Industrial Hemp Offers Hope to Appalachia’s Farmers and Environment

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.


Service, Music and Community at Appalachian South Folklife Center

The Appalachian South Folklife Center in southern West Virginia has weathered many storms over the past half century, yet continues to provide help to residents in need, education for youth, and a safe harbor for activists.


FloydFest: Celebrating Music and Mountains

For the second year in a row, Appalachian Voices and Floydfest are teaming up to encourage and promote stewardship of the Appalachian region, blending the joyous atmosphere of a music festival with opportunities to learn about environmental threats to the mountains and discover ways to get involved.


Environmental Summer Camps 2016

Browse our online listing of summer camp programs for all ages . The majority of these regional camps emphasize environmental sciences and sustainability, with outdoor activities including hiking, wilderness skills, field science and more.

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