Williamson, W.Va. Receives National Assistance From Local Foods, Local Places Project
A free workshop on agriculture and building a healthier community is being hosted this week in Williamson, W.Va.
Williamson was among the 26 communities from across the country selected to receive assistance from the White House Rural Council's Local Foods, Local Places Initiative. Wednesday, May 13th, a team of agricultural experts will be at the southern West Virginia Community and Tech College's Williamson Campus to help business leaders and residents learn skills to build a stronger local food economy. Free farm to table meals will be provided.
The workshop on Wednesday will include a demonstration to show people how to grow shitake mushrooms on logs in their own backyard. Residents will also be building a playground and planting a garden with corn, squash, and beans.
This event is being planned to help create a healthier, livable community in southern West Virginia. Partners of this event include Williamson Health and Wellness Center, Mingo County Diabetes Coalition, Central Appalachian Sustainable Economies network.