Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Coal Country picks itself up by the boot straps

Appalachia: it draws images of poverty and rich landscapes, mountains and mountaintop removal. But at least one county in Kentucky is determined to evolve beyond coal.

It’s known as the Letcher County Culture Hub, a broad and growing collaboration of arts and media groups, for- and non-profit outfits, community organizations, and government agencies that help one another survive and grow.

http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/after-coal-a-small-kentucky-town-builds-a-healthier-more-creative-economy-20170606

My two takeaways...

How can areas rich with coal only have 1% of their population with access to broadband?

And this idea:
The satellite will include the Farmacy Program, where doctors write prescriptions for fresh fruits and vegetables that residents can redeem at the market.

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