Friday, November 19, 2021

Quick hits: Invading armadillos, in search of Appalachian-friendly therapy; National Grange reelects president

Here's a roundup of stories with rural resonance; if you do or see similar work that should be shared on The Rural Blog, email

"Infra," short for infrastructure, is an ancient prefix and the new shorthand work for supporting structures that undergird American society, not just roads and pipes. Read more here.

Betsy Huber has been reelected for a fourth term as president of the National Grange, the oldest agricultural and rural advocacy organization in the U.S. Read more here.

Armadillos, whose habitat has expanded north because of climate change, have besieged a town in western North Carolina. Read more here.

Are Appalachian foodways at risk of being lost forever? Read more here.

Culturally sensitive therapists could play a key role in easing Appalachia's mental-health crisis, writes one Eastern Kentucky resident. Read more here.

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