Lavender Farming Project Faces Critism from Some Participants


On this West Virginia Moring, we reported earlier this year on an economic development project to grow lavender on former strip mines in West Virginia. After the story aired, we heard from a number of students involved in the program, saying they were disappointed and felt misled by the outcomes of the project, called Green Mining. Roxy Todd revisits the story to find out what happened, and if the project is still going as expected.

Also on today’s show, in our last installment of our summer series Outside in Appalachia, we take a look at getting outside – in women-only groups. Kara Lofton reports that for many women, female only settings provide a relief from constant sexualization, pressure to be a particular way and a safe place to speak, act and think the way they want.

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