Episode 218. Embracing Opportunities, Even in a Pandemic

In this episode of Voices from the Field, NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist Mike Lewis sits down with Wayne Riley, executive director of the Laurel County African American Heritage Center in London, Kentucky, to discuss his work in the community, including the challenges and benefits that have arisen during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Laurel County African American Heritage Center is a nonprofit founded in 2004 to preserve African American history in Laurel County, Kentucky, and devoted to helping those in the area increase their self-reliance and take greater control of the social and financial aspects of their lives. The heritage center has grown in mission and operations since that time. Today, it operates the center, a working and educational farm, a commercial kitchen, and a farmers market.

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