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its Call for Research, Planning, and Substantial Investment
Appalachia Has to Be in the Game:
An EDGE 22nd Century Mountain Farming White Paper
Principal author: Crystal Cook Marshall, MST, MFA, PhD with Jason Tartt, Amelia Bandy, and Atlas Charles
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With the climate and food, national, and civic security issues at stake in the United States, we at EDGE strongly assert that “Appalachia Has to be in the Game” of scaled as well as abundant regional food production. To continue to discount or ignore the land, location, natural resource, climate, agricultural production, and water supply potential for the Appalachian Mountains of the United States toward averting national food and security crises in the short-term, as well as those on the horizon, amounts to a crisis of political will, and even to continued regional health, economic, and civic peril.
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EDGE Co-founder Jason Tartt, Sr. and Ex. Dir. Amelia Bandy discuss EDGE
Starts at 12:58 and runs till 48:30. History of EDGE, goals, next steps. Part of the Central Appalachian Network A Fair Food System Series 2022.
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