Issue 4: Winter 2010

The Hemlocks! The Hemlocks!

Artist Lowell Hayes Raises Awareness of the Threatened Evergreen in A 3-D Painting Exhibition Story by Jamie Goodman A striking new art exhibit has captured the life and death of the great eastern hemlock, bringing the plight of this threatened

Mining Our Heritage

Protest Songs Echo Coal Miners’ Lament Through the Decades Story by Jason Reagan “And Daddy won’t you take me back to Muhlenberg County, Down by the Green River, where Paradise lay. Well I’m sorry, my son, but you’re too late

Folk Remedies: Useful Plants From Your Backyard

Story by Yuri Woodstock There exists, under our feet, a cornucopia of edible or medicinal plants, fungi and algae. The wide variety of beneficial species in Appalachia—and their application to a multitude of ailments—comprises a massive realm of knowledge. A


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