In January, I jotted down topics for upcoming blogs, the resounding theme through all of them was the disconnect between Americans and their food supply. Dairy farms were in crisis, major milk brands were in bankruptcy, and lab grown and vegetable-based meats were gaining popularity in every fast food establishment, while farmers struggled to make
Recently, I was lucky enough to attend the Grow Appalachia All-Hands Gathering. We spent the better part of two days sharing successes, trading tricks and tips, and getting up to date with all Grow Appalachia has to offer. Somewhere in the middle of that, David Cooke referred to the program as true community development.