Appalshop - Appalachia Speaks: Gwenda Johnson - Building Community
Appalachia Speaks: Gwenda Johnson - Building Community
Gwenda Huff Johnson grew up in Eastern Kentucky one of nine children on a small farm just off a dirt road. As a county extension agent for family and consumer science in Elliott County, she teaches about the streams and forests and works to preserve family farms and build on the area's cultural assets. Recently she was asked by her county judge to focus her efforts on community economic development. Gwenda spoke to WMMT about her hopes for the region and the importance of rebuilding community. "Appalachia Speaks" is a series of short videos featuring the voices and visions of grassroots leaders. A production of Making Connections News, a project of Appalshop's Community Media Initiative and WMMT-FM.