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Appalachian Food Summit

On Sunday May 18th, Sara Day Evans had the opportunity to attend the inaugural at the Hindman Settlement School in Knott county Ky. The food was excellent and it was a great opportunity to connect with Appalachians in the food industry. Additionally this summit matters because it displayed Appalachian heritage to those outside the region and is an opportunity for tourism in Knott County.

 

YUM!

Check out more at #appfoodsummit on Twitter or Facebook and read more about the event on the following websites:

http://www.southernfoodways.org/of-love-beans-and-pie-luck-in-appalachia/

http://www.wkyt.com/wymt/home/headlines/First-ever-Appalachian-Food-Summit-draws-in-multi-state-visitors-259724331.html

http://www.southernfoodways.org/a-helping-of-gravy-soup-beans/

 

Earlier in the week, Sara Day was at Hindman to speak to Artists as Entrepreneurs conference. Special thanks to Ronni Lundy and Laura Smith who led the event.

Accelerating Appalachia’s Sustainable Business Course at Warren Wilson

Accelerating Appalachia had the exciting opportunity to work this spring with Warren Wilson College in teaching a sustainable business and entrepreneurship course. As the spring semester has wrapped up, most of the students have considered continuing their sustainable business projects or plan to use the skills learned in the course to contribute to other organization in Appalachia. The three businesses created in this course that are continuing to operate include Appalachia Green Interior, an eco-friendly paint service, Sweets from Heaven, which is a healthy foods service and lastly a management-consulting firm used by local businesses like Green Sage Coffeehouse & Cafe in downtown Asheville. Other students who choose to discontinue their projects have gone on to start working in successful organizations like Appalachian Botanical Alliance.

botanical products

Find out more about Warren Wilson College here: http://www.warren-wilson.edu