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Canning for Community

Lilia Fuquen (Virginia Humanities)

Lilia Fuquen takes us inside a community cannery and a basement storeroom to hear from people who are keeping the tradition alive.

7 mins

The Art of Canning

Danille Christensen (Virginia Tech)

Although it was once an important part of feeding families, home canning in America has never been just about necessity. Danille Christensen says a look back at home canning reveals the pride and creativity that went into stocking a pantry.

21 mins

Drink Local

Hunter Smith and Levi Duncan (Piedmont Virginia Community College and Champion Brewing Company)

Hunter Smith and Levi Duncan explain how a culture has grown up around brewing beer locally and at home.

11 mins

Historic College Brewhouse

Susan Kern (College of William & Mary)

Susan Kern says that just about everyone drank beer in early America—even for breakfast. We go to the site of a brewhouse that once existed on the campus of one of our nation’s oldest colleges.

3 mins

Serving Up Change

Paula Pando and Jesse Miller (Reynolds Community College)

Paula Pando and Jesse Miller explain how a new culinary school aims to transform a food desert into a local food hub. 

10 mins

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