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WVPB | Black Walnut Economies

WVPB | Black Walnut Economies

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BLACK WALNUT SEASON A BOON TO MANY IN APPALACHIA

Black walnuts are often seen as a nuisance, clogging lawnmowers and leaving trails of inky stain in its wake, but for some resourceful Appalachians, foraging for the nuts provides an extra source in income. In this audio documentary, I explore the niche economy of black walnut foraging. 

The story aired on West Virginia Public Broadcasting, and an accompanying print/photo package also appeared on 100 Days in Appalachia and Civil Eats.

Inverse | The Pineapple Fund

Inverse | The Pineapple Fund

The Outline | Border Commuters

The Outline | Border Commuters