A campaign to promote public health and to end poverty by establishing a vibrant regional food system in the Appalachian regions of North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
As passionate stakeholders in the food system, we recognize the value and importance of working together to strengthen our regional food system to create and sustain change. In October 2011, in partnership with the Appalachian District Health Department, we were awarded project management of Heifer USA's Seeds of Change Appalachia Initiative.
The Seeds of Change Initiative is a campaign to grow jobs, improve health, and end American poverty through the extraordinary potential of locally grown food. Our effort is focused on a five-county region of Southern Central Appalachia: Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga, Wilkes County in North Carolina, and Johnson County, Tennessee.
Capitalizing on the current local food movement, Seeds of Change Appalachia will build a broad-based coalition to focus on empowering local food and farm entrepreneurs, grow living wage jobs, and increase access to healthy local food for all, while fostering ecological stewardship.
Meetings and work groups are ongoing.
For more information on how to get involved, please visit the
Seeds of Change Appalachia website.