The Community Hoop House Project (CHHP) is part of SAMSâ€™s Sustainable Communities Program. This project was developed to support the SAMS mission to â€œimprove quality of lifeâ€¦ and to help rebuild sustainable communities” in our region. The goals of the CHHP are:
- To grow healthy, organic produce that will supply low-income residents of the Town of Appalachia and surrounding coal camp communities with fresh food via the Appalachia Food BankÂ
- To demonstrate and teach sustainable gardening through workshops, community events, and volunteer opportunities.
- To build a strong community network of local activists working to promote healthy lifestyles, home grown food, and sustainable community development.