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obama vetoes keystone xl pipeline bill


Meanwhile, the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index has ranked Kentucky and West Virginia as having the lowest health and well being than any other state in the US for the sixth year in a row. Is it coincidental that the states with the most mountaintop removal have the worst health and the worst outlook? This study, like all the rest involving human health, falls on deaf ears with politicians and the agencies that are supposed to be protecting us.  What can you do to help us make them listen? Put your foot down!

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kentucky demonstration this friday: first hemp processing in over 60 years!

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St. Catharine, KYThe Berry Farming and Ecological Agrarianism Program at St. Catharine College will host a hemp decortication (processing into fiber material) demonstration on Friday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m. EST. The event is public and open to those interested in learning about last year’s Homegrown By Heroes crop and textile research project conducted through the partnership of Patagonia, Fibershed, Bastcore, Freedom Seed and Feed, and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA). Event details on the Kentucky Hemp Industries Association website.

Mike Lewis, Vice President of Freedom Seed and Feed, a Berry Farming Program student, and Kentucky hemp farmer who tended the Homegrown By Heroes crop, will conduct the demonstration and discuss his experience working with industrial hemp.

The Berry Farming Program at St. Catharine’s is dedicated to teaching students the historic, and all too often forgotten, agrarian principles of Wendell Berry in hopes of empowering its students to ‘resettle’ America in a sustainable way that provides empowerment and security to the land and its inhabitants,” said Lewis, a founding member of the KDA’s Homegrown By Heroes program.

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farm manager at pine mountain

Pine Mountain Settlement School has an opening for the position of Farm Manager.

The Farm Manager is responsible for the School’s gardens, which supply food for Pine Mountain’s dining hall. The Farm Manager cooperates with the School’s food preparation staff to grow what the School needs for its dining operation. The Farm Manager supervises and works on landscaping on the main campus, particularly in the orchard and around School buildings. The Farm Manager represents the School in area and regionally.
The Farm Manager position is full-time and includes benefits, including medical insurance.

Requirements for the position are:

  • successful experience in working on or managing a small-to-medium size farm operation Continue reading

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