RAMPS is excited to be co-hosting a FREE herbal health clinic in Whitesville during the week of Sept. 12-16, 2016.
ALL ARE WELCOME! Please drop at any time during open hours, or contact us to make an appointment: 304-854-2621
HOURS of the Whitesville Herbal Health Clinic:
Tuesday Sept 13th from 10am-3pm
Wednesday Sept 14th from 4pm-7pm
Thursday Sept 14th from 5pm-7pm
The clinic will be held in the Salamy Bldg in Whitesville — look for the sign! Please message us if you need directions.
Clinics are presented by Herbal Medics, a nonprofit group dedicated to providing sustainable, botanical, and integrative health care, in conjunction with Sam Coffman, an ex-Green Beret medic with over 25 years of experience with medicinal plants.
Herbs can help your body recover from issues including:
This herbal and nutritional counseling is not meant or intended to be any type of treatment, prescription, or diagnosis for any disease, whether physical or mental diseas
WE WON! It’s rare to get to say this, but it’s true: after more than 2 years of campaigning and pressuring by the Kanawha Forest Coalition, the KD#2 mountaintop removal strip mine in Kanawha County has been ordered to be permanently closed. The majority of Middlelick Mountain will remain intact, unblasted and unmined, and Davis Creek watershed will be spared the worst of this mine’s pollution and flooding impacts!
RAMPS played a crucial role in the Kanawha Forest Coalition’s efforts — canvassing frontline hollers, coordinating and supporting meetings, setting up educational and cultural events, conducting citizen enforcement inspections of the mine, training coalition members in direct action tactics and climbing skills, and organizing a direct action campaign that was never needed — and we couldn’t be more proud of this victory.
Of course, this is just one mine among hundreds here, and there’s so much more to be done. But movements need victories to build upon. This win gives us an incredible opportunity to build, broaden, and bridge the movements against resource extraction in our area. It’s an opportunity to show that this strategy can succeed not just in the capital city’s backyard, but all over the coalfields. Our work to build power and resilience in communities already dealing with the slow disaster of strip mining is ongoing.
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WV NEEDS FLOOD RELIEF VOLUNTEERS! If you want to come down and volunteer, we can help you make it happen! It’s been over 6 weeks since severe flooding hit a large part of West Virginia. We’ve been volunteering in Clendenin, Elkview, and Clay County, working with the Roush family, who are from Clendenin and who have been tirelessly […]
Over two weeks after the floods that devastated parts of West Virginia, there is unfortunately still endless work to be done. Filling in the large gaps left by the official disaster response agencies, many communities and volunteer organizations are organizing to support those affected. RAMPS has been especially impressed with the work of the Roush […]
Hello from Whitesville! Summer’s here in Appalachia, and it’s been an unusually hot and rainy one so far. This is a long-overdue update on what all is new in our world. But first, a few words about this past week: Here in the Coal River Valley, we didn’t get hit with serious floods last week, […]
Our friend and ally Lou Martin wrote this (in response to Nick Mullins’s blog post “The Problem with Environmentalism in Appalachia“) and asked us to post it. Although this isn’t an official communique from RAMPS, we’re posting it in the spirit of fostering dialogue so that our movement can be stronger and more effective… I […]