NRLT Welcomes New Office Manager

Kim Kirkbride moved to the New River Valley in 2004, and quickly discovered she belonged here. Kim has worked on local farms, as a community organizer in Appalachian communities, promoted place-based education in Giles County and now owns a small farm in Newport. Kim’s favorite thing to do is get lost in the wild parts … Read more

Beyond Conservation: Restoring the Land

Betty Hahn and Doug Chancey have a vision: that their 600 acre traditional farm become a model for ecological restoration and sustainable farming practices. Their property, tucked away in the Ellett Valley near Paris Mountain, is under a conservation easement, so they know their efforts will be sheltered from bulldozers and concrete. They asked the … Read more