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Pawpaws: the Fruit of Appalachia’s Heart

by Amanda Grinstead

The Pawpaw is one of the most unique fruits in American history. Indigenous to Eastern, Southern, and Midwestern United States, and cultivated in the Athens County, Ohio, area, it’s hard to believe that pawpaws have been around for generations and were once a critically important source of food for both Native Americans and early European settlers. George Washington is known to have cultivated pawpaws. It’s also been recorded that Lewis and Clark’s famous expedition of the West relied on pawpaws for sustenance when other sources of food failed. 

OU Students Visit New Straitsville Distillery

by Tim Brunicardi

On Friday, March 22, twenty-nine students from Ohio University's Hospitality & Tourism Program visited Hocking College's new distillery in New Straitsville. The purpose of their visit was to learn more about fermentation science.

From Legal Briefs to Barley: How a Fermentation Science Student Brewed Himself A New Career

by Tim Brunicardi

When Gallipolis, OH native Benjamin Saunders decided to enroll in Hocking College’s new Fermentation Science Program, his dream of one day owning his own distillery finally came to fruition.

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