Growing Appalachia Workshop

Where: Jenny Wiley Convention Center, Prestonsburg, KY

When: April 9, 2011

To register, or learn more about the event visit KFTC's Growing Appalachia event page.

Join us for a day of workshops by local experts about ways to save and earn money through small-scale farming, forestry, and energy solutions!



9:30 Registration

9:45 Opening Plenary (KFTC

10:15 Workshop 1 (choose 1 of 3) 

11:15 Workshop 2 (choose 1 of 3)

2:15 Lunch (Randy Wilson will provide music and encourage networking/conversation) 

1:30 Workshop 3 (choose 1 of 3) 

2:30 Workshop 4 (choose 1 of 3) 

3:30 Closing/Wrap up 

3:45 Adjourn

There is no cost for the conference. Pre-registration is appreciated.  Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page to register.



Workshop schedule

Workshop Session #1 – 10:15 a.m.

Growing your own edible mushrooms Tim Hensley, Forest Retreats
What it takes to get your farm certified organic in Kentucky Ronald Bruno, Holy Mountain Farm
How to get a community garden or community orchard going Sustainable Morehead

Workshop Session #2 – 11:15 a.m.

Setting up Community Supported Agriculture to benefit local growers and consumers David Wagoner, Three Springs Farm
How$mart: An exciting new approach to home weatherization offered by the Big Sandy Rural Electric Cooperative Jeff Fugate of the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development and invited participants from the utility
Transition Town: ideas and strategies for working as a community to support more local and sustainable practices Vanessa Hall and Lisa Abbott of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Workshop Session #3 1:30 p.m.

Home weatherization tips and strategies  
Opportunities for sustainable forestry and agriculture Farmer and author Wendell Berry
Beginning gardening: tips and best practices for small spaces University of Kentucky Extension Service

Workshop Session #4 2:30 p.m.

Horse-drawn logging Jason Rutledge of Healing Harvest Forest Foundation
Putting solar energy solutions to work for families and businesses in eastern Kentucky Andy McDonald, Solar Energy Partnership
Extending the growing season: Hoop- Houses and Cold Frames Community Farm Alliance