The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) recently awarded a $1.5 million award to Sprouting Farms in Talcott, Summers County a key partner of the Center for Resilient Communities.
Sprouting Farms will draw on these funds to create a network of agri-development centers in West Virginia and southwest Virginia to meet the needs of new wholesale markets. The grant also funds a training program for agricultural and culinary workers, including individuals in recovery or who were previously incarcerated. CRC Director of Food System Development Fritz Boettner provided vision and leadership in coordinating the project’s development and we are thrilled to accompany Sprouting Farms and all project partners to ensure its success. Read the article in the Charleston Gazette-Mail.