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Join us on May 26th at 2pm for a webinar on the AFP graduate course, Food Security and Resilient Communities: Food Systems Theory and Praxis. Additional information and login instructions can be found on our webinar page.

On Monday, April 27th, Tracy Kunkler of Social Profit Strategies spoke at a Community Voices event on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, VA. You can now listen to her presentation, where she talks about her work in complex systems. You can learn more from her podcast with Trustees Without Borders. 

Find out more information about your county in our new AFP County Profile tool. The data is available for each county in a simple, printable format. Let us know what you think!

If you missed the April 16th webinar on the new WV Foodlink tool, you can link to the archived recording on our webinar page.

If you missed the March 19th webinar, Engaging Youth in Healthy Corner Stores Work - Direct From the Source with Youth Empowered Solutions (YES!), you can find the archived recording and presentation slides on our webinar page.

The Virginia SNAP/EBT Farmers Market Toolkit is now available on the VFMMA site.  If you missed the November 20th webinar, you can find the archived recording and presentation slides on our webinar page.

If you missed the December 18th webinar, A Framework for Linking Food System Networks: the Experiment in Central Appalachia, the archived link and presentation slides are available on our webinar page.

Congratulations to the AFP Enhancement Grant Recipients!  Check out the funded projects here (or download the press release).

Check out the first draft of our AFP directory. You can also see a map of organizations working to address community food security in the region.

If you would like to be included in the directory or map, please email afp@vt.edu.

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The Appalachian Foodshed Project (AFP) is using a foodshed concept to address issues of community food security in West Virginia and the Appalachian regions of North Carolina and Virginia. AFP aims to facilitate a network of organizations and individuals working to address issues of community development, economic viability, health, nutrition, food access, social justice, and agriculture. By working collaboratively, AFP hopes to build on the human and natural resources in the region to cultivate resilient food systems and vibrant, healthy communities.

Please read more about the project.