WMMT’s Mountain Talk to Feature Growing Appalachia

From KFTC's Tanya Turner:

Floyd County's upcoming Growing Appalachia conference will be highlighted on this week'sMountain Talk radio show, Appalshop WMMT's weekly public affairs program.  Mountain Talk airs on Wednesdays from 6 to 7pm on WMMT 88.7 in the central Appalachian region and streams live on www.wmmtfm.org all over the world! 

Beverly May of the Floyd County chapter will be in the studio for the program and will be joined through calls by Growing Appalachia workshop presenters.  Folks from the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) and the Community Farm Alliance (CFA) will call in to discuss their upcoming presentations and field questions.  These conversations will include the How$mart program being offered through a collaboration between East Kentucky Rural Electric Coops and MACED, as well as extending the growing season through hoop houses and cold frames.

This is Floyd County's 2nd annual Growing Appalachia conference.  WMMT's coverage of last year's event can be heard on their website here.  Growing Appalachia will be a full day of free workshops by local experts about ways to save and earn money through small-scale farming, forestry, and more on  Saturday, April 9th beginning at 9:30am in the Jenny Wiley Conference Center.  Register, view a list of workshops, and learn more atwww.kftc.org/growing





Kristin Tracz

About Kristin Tracz

Kristin Tracz served MACED’s Research and Policy team from 2009-2012 working on clean energy policy, energy efficiency programs and the Appalachian Transition Initiative. She joined MACED after finishing her Master of Environmental Management degree at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. She now lives and works in Washington, DC.