Hillsboro Library Friends Earth Day Program

We have an event scheduled for Earth Day – April 22 – in Hillsboro, West Virginia based upon my book, “Fractured Sanctuary: A Chronicle of Grassroots Activists Fighting Pipelines of Destruction in Appalachia” 


An Open Forum on Community Preparedness and Disaster Management in Appalachia


Hillsboro Public Library, 54 Third Street, Hillsboro, W.Va.


Earth Day — April 22, 2023 | Reception: 5 p.m. | Program: 6 p.m.

what to expect

A community gathering to discuss community preparedness and disaster management in the context of grassroots organizing and activism in Appalachia.

community/library info

I’m honored to have this opportunity. The Pocahontas County Public Library, of which Hillsboro Library is a branch, was the 2003 Rural Library of the Year in the United States. Hillsboro is also the birthplace of Pearl S. Buck, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, “The Good Earth.” I can think of no better place — especially on Earth Day — to have a community discussion about the vital roles grassroots activists play in preserving and protecting Appalachia.

Hillsboro, WV public library
looking ahead

I will be in Elkins, W.Va. on May 20 at the West Virginia Herb Association Spring Gathering. I’d welcome your visit. Come by and sit a spell! I also have tentative plans to be in Sweet Springs, W.Va. in July, with the date TBD.