Growing Hope in Appalachia

A greenhouse run by youths in foster care takes root amid the opioid crisis

The Stepping Stones Greenhouse will serve youths in foster care in Huntington, West Virginia. Photo: Stephen Ritz

“I want to be as much help as I can to kids there now…. The greenhouse is an opportunity to learn job skills and make an income. This is something they can carry on for a lifetime.”

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Andrea Strong is a journalist who covers the intersection of food, policy, business and law. She is also the founder of the NYC Healthy School Food Alliance.

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