Appalachian Traditions

Family Recipes, Water Trouble And 'Peerless City,' Inside Appalachia

This week on Inside Appalachia, a Virginia Tech researcher challenges deeply held ideas about the purity of natural springs. Also, we meet the folks behind Angelo's Old World Italian Sausage. They still use a family recipe that’s been handed down from generation to generation for over a century. Customers love it.

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Permits Soon Available For Harvesting Ginseng In National Forest

The Monongahela National Forest will start selling permits to harvest ginseng Aug. 28 for a season that runs from Sept. 1 through Nov. 30. 

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Folk Medicines Examined In New Book

Appalachian lore often includes medicines made from plants and herbs to cure ailments. A new book by Rebecca Linger and Dennis K. Flaherty examines the components of some of those traditional herbs to see just what effect they have and determine how best to use them.

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