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Growing Appalachia on WMMT’s Mountain Talk

Growing Appalachia on WMMT's Mountain TalkLast week, members of the Growing Appalachia planning committee were guests on WMMT's Mountain Talk, which is a weekly program that covers a wide range of topics pertaining to life in the mountains. Floyd County’s Sister Kathy Curtis and Letcher County’s Valerie Horn were in the studio to talk with host Elizabeth Sanders about the history of the conference, how they got involved, and what people can expect at Saturday’s conference. They were joined in the studio by Jonathan Hootman and Hillary Neff and then joined over the phone by Mark Walden.

The guests gave listeners a preview of the workshops they can attend on Saturday and had a great discussion about all the work happening in the region and what a great opportunity the Growing Appalachia conference is to connect with others and continue to build community. On that subject, Valerie Horn said, “I like that this movement is bringing people together and it’s making common ground, ways for folks that might not otherwise find things that they have in common realize … we do all eat and we all want to be healthier. And I think that these gardens and the connections that are growing between that are not only growing gardens but they’re growing healthy communities.”

You can listen to the entire program by visiting WMMT's website.

Growing Appalachia is an event sponsored by the Big Sandy Chapter and is a day of workshops about small-scale farming, energy efficiency and renewables. We hope you’ll join us this Saturday, March 21 at the Jenny Wiley Convention Center in Prestonsburg. You can register for Growing Appalachia by going to You don't want to miss it!