Bill Best is director of the Sustainable Mountain Agriculture Center in Berea, Kentucky. Best saves seeds grown and cherished by Appalachian families, helping to preserve mountain culture and biodiversity. He has saved more than 700 varieties of heirloom beans.
Ramps are one of the most beloved foods of Western North Carolina and the wider Appalachian region, inspiring chefs, captivating adventurous home cooks, and marking a rite of Spring for people who grew
The Appalachian Food Storybank seeks to acknowledge, honor, and archive Appalachian heritage food stories in order to preserve diverse local traditions, natural resources, heirloom varieties and breeds.