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The Voice Behind the Baileys

The following post was originally posted on the Baileys Trail System website and was shared with us by our partners at ACEnet. You can find it here. Written by Jasmine Facun. THE VOICE BEHIND THE BAILEYS Published: December 22, 2020   “WHEN I LOOK DOWN AT THIS REGION FROM UP ON THE TRAIL, I SEE […]

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Community Farm Alliance Releases Farmer Resiliency Initiative Summary Report

CAN anchor organization CFA has released a report summarizing the Farmer Resiliency Initiative in 2020. This initiative includes the Central Appalachian Family Farm Fund (CAFFF) and the Kentucky Black Farmer Fund (KBFF). While CFA served as the regional facilitator for this initiative and administered funds in Central/Western KY, collaborations powered this work. The Foundation for […]

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Feature Tenant: McAvoy Massage

This blog was originally posted on the ACEnet website, you can find it here McAvoy Massage Open for Business and Taking Every Precaution McAvoy Massage owners, Leila and Aaron McAvoy, a tenant business in Building B on the ACEnet Athens incubator campus, are happy to welcome back their customers during these stressful times. Aaron explains, “As medical […]

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Briarwood Studios Flower Essences: Supporting Balance and Transformation

This blog was originally posted on the ACEnet website, you can find it here. Flower essences are made from fresh blossoms infused in water, activated in sunlight, and preserved with brandy. Flower essences work through the body’s electrical system and are considered a form of energy healing. The electrical pattern of the flower carried in […]

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Solar United Neighbors launches SUNtober to shed light on solar

Solar can be a complex topic. But not during SUNtober! Solar United Neighbors is hosting a month-long series of virtual sessions about solar energy. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to go solar from real solar homeowners, speak with nationally acclaimed solar experts, and connect with fellow solar supporters from around the country.

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The Joys of Ohio’s Winding Road: Reciprocity and a Return to Regional Roots

This post was originally published on Ohio’s Winding Road website. BY GRANT JOY Photos courtesy of Dustin Massengill Historically in Appalachian Ohio, there was an emphasis placed on subsistence farming. Before the timber and coal booms of the 19th century, Ohio’s hill country was dotted with small-scale family farms. Recently, the region has started to […]

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Snowvillians at Work

This blog was written by ACEnet’s Microenterprise Program Trainer, Kyle Verge and published on their website here.  Snowville Creamery, located just South of us in Meigs County, has provided our families with high quality dairy for years. Known for their use of A2/A2 genetics, which some research has found to be more digestible than the […]

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