Appalachian residents are working to keep local and sustainable sources of wealth central in a post-coal economy.
The farmers working to build West Virginia’s local meat economy know that their fate relies on the success of the entire local meat ecosystem.
Do regulations really hurt small businesses? Or do businesses thrive when local residents can afford their services, and a good quality of life attracts skilled workers?
In today's Appalachia, it's possible to eat an entire meal in which every ingredient was sourced from within 40 miles of your table.
Farmers across the country are taking to rooftops, vacant lots, any space they can find to build an urban farm revival.
Shannon Hayes on keeping a human face on her capitalist ventures and learning to say “enough” when the market calls.
All over the country, people—like the workers of Chicago’s New Era Windows—are building worker-owned cooperatives that root jobs in the communities that need them.
A farmer sings the praises of having non-farmers close at hand.
Grace Boggs on what she learned at the 2012 BALLE conference.
Is job security real security? Shannon Hayes makes the case for diversifying your income.
Scarcity of certified processing facilities is one reason the meat industry is so consolidated—so farmer Bruce Dunlop invented a mobile slaughterhouse.
Photo Essay: Don’t think you know how to build your own house? Neither did 23-year-old Ella Jenkins before she picked up the tools and started.