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AppalCEED’s first Harvest workshop a success!

On Saturday, November 8th, a group of about 30 people gathered at Mountain Rose Vineyard in Wise, VA for The Harvest: Wise County Apple Days, an event focused on Apples, Hard Apple Cider, and the potential for new economic engines … Continue reading

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The Harvest: Apples, Cider, and Apple Cideries for Economic Diversity

  Wise County, Virginia was once among the top apple producing counties in the United States and a local group, AppalCEED, which stands for Appalachian Communities Encouraging Economic Diversity, would like to see apples become a viable part of our … Continue reading

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Residents Demand Transparency, New Jobs on Problem Strip Mine in Appalachia

Pre-dawn letter delivery to strip mine gates in response to denial of citizen inspection Appalachia, VA – In the pre-dawn rain, members of the Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (SAMS) waited to deliver a citizen mine inspection request letter to workers … Continue reading

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A Report from the Picket on the Greenbrier

On July 2nd and 3rd, members of the Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (SAMS) were joined by about 20 allies from West Virginia and Virginia in a picket and two candlelight vigils outside the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs West … Continue reading

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