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Food Justice in Appalachia

Exploring the Multilayered complex social movement in Appalachia and beyond

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About the Exhibit

This multidisciplinary exhibition by WVU Art in the Libraries, in partnership with the WVU Center for Resilient Communities’ Food Justice Lab and TURNROW Appalachian Farm Collective, explores this multilayered, complex social movement in Appalachia and beyond through narratives from students, scholars and community-based organizations. Original art by eighteen regional artists, is juxtaposed with viewpoints from Appalachian non-profit organizations, farmers, food system development programs, cooperatives, and activists, as well as personal perspectives on Appalachian food traditions. 

About the Exhibition


View the featured exhibit: TURNROW Appalachian Farm Collective: An Evolutionary Community Food Story


WVU Food Lab

The Food Justice Lab was founded in 2011 in the Department of Geology and Geography at West Virginia University and has been host to students and faculty interested in advancing community based research around food system issues here in our Appalachian home and beyond. As an experimental space for action research and activist scholarship, students develop personal research projects and contribute to collective inquiries that challenge food system inequalities across an intersectional and increasingly interconnected food system. 

WVU Food Lab