EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSPike County Begins Sustainability Project
from Eyewitness News Online
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Aug. 4, 2013 4:52 PM EDT
Pikeville , Pike County , Kentucky
Officials with Sustainable Pike County said they hope a community garden under construction in downtown Pikeville is the first of many.
The group's project aims to mirror the success seen by another sustainability project in Williamson, W.Va.
Williamson City Commissioner Eric Mathis told the Appalachian News-Express that Sustainable Williamson, which has partnered with the Pike County group, responds to the need for a diversified sustainable economy though a market-based approach.
Pike County businessman Roger Ford said the garden will offer low-income residents the chance to take ownership in the garden and possibly market the goods to make a little extra money. He said it also benefits the community because there is more locally grown fresh produce.
In addition, it is self-sustainable, requiring little assistance from local governments.
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MORE NEWS FROM EYEWITNESS NEWS
Home | Eyewitness News Newsroom | Storm Team Weather | Eyewitness Sports | Schedules
Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org for information or comments concerning WCHS-TV Eyewitness News.
Copyright ©2013, WCHS-TV8. Portions are
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed.
WCHS ABC 8 provides local news, weather forecasts, traffic updates, notices of events and items of interest in the community, sports and entertainment programming for Charleston and nearby towns and communities in the Tri-State area, including Huntington, Dunbar, Marmet, Montgomery, Nitro, South Charleston, St. Albans, Cedar Grove, Chesapeake, Clendenin, East Bank, Glasgow, Pratt, Cross Lanes, Elkview, Pinch, Sissonville, Big Chimney, Cabin Creek, Chelyan, Davis Creek, Institute, Jefferson, Loudendale, Mink Shoals, Pocatalico, Quick, Quincy, Rand, Buffalo, Eleanor, Hurricane, Nitro, Poca, Winfield, Culloden, Fraziers Bottom, Hometown, Red House, Scott Depot, Teays Valley, Danville, Madison, Hamlin, Logan, Chapmanville, Man, Delbarton, Kermit, Gilbert, Matewan, Williamson, Summersville, Richwood, Flatwoods, Gassaway, Sutton, Spencer, Ravenswood, Ripley, Mason, Point Pleasant, Ashland, Pikeville, Ironton, Portsmouth, Gallipolis, and Athens.