Interest in home gardening and food preservation practices has increased over the last several years, especially in urban areas. Many urban foodies are discovering the joys of home production, and participation in the local food movement is strong. These practices are not novel, however, to many people who have grown and preserved their own food for generations. Three home producers from Appalachian Kentucky, Betty Tyra Gregory and Gary Rose from Campton, and Rowena Borders from Louisa, will share their experiences growing and preserving food. Vanessa Oliver, Graduate Student, UK Department of Nutrition and Food Science will be on hand to address questions of food safety. Lisa Conley, UK Department of Sociology, will be moderating the panel and debuting her short film, “Talking Food: Home Food Preservation in Eastern Kentucky” created from interviews with home food preservation practitioners in Wolfe and Lawrence Counties.
Sponsored by the Appalachian Center and Appalachian Studies