Community Hoop House Project


The Community Hoop House Project (CHHP) is part of SAMS’s Sustainable Communities Program. This project was developed to support the SAMS mission to “improve quality of life… 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 Bank 
  • 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.