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.
This past summer, Suzy Phillips and Jim Smith visited Nick and Susan Nichols at Highlander Farm, where they raise chickens for eggs and meat, and lambs
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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.