A journey through Southern Appalachian heritage, one story at a time. We bring you songs, stories, and more from the Foxfire archive, full of over 50 years of oral history interviews conducted by high school students for the Foxfire Magazine and book series. Join us every month as we explore different aspects of mountain culture, as told by Appalachians.
Season 3, Episode 9: Bleaching Apples
September in the North Georgia mountains means it is finally apple season! Listen along as we explore an old method of preserving apples: bleaching apples. This unique process preserve fruit by drying it over coals with sulfur. We hear from Lucy York, Edith Parker, and Ada Kelly.
The SEED Series: Episode 4
Join us on this episode as we follow Sarah and Rowan’s journey through learning about herbalism, foraging, and natural medicine.
The SEED Series: Episode 3
In this episode, we explore Celton and Jayton’s SEED Project regarding the traditional methods of boat construction and the modern methods through which they have updated the historic craft.
The SEED Series: Episode 2
Join guest host Madi as she talks to two students who are going back to the roots of Foxfire - way back in 1966! From a class of uninterested high school students to a community organization that Rabun County families have passed down from generation to generation, Foxfire is in its fifty-fifth year of preserving Appalachian culture and history.
The SEED Series: Episode 1
Join guest host and Foxfire student Madi as we explore the inspiration, goals, and plans for the first SEED project and find out why they’ve got us all Hooked On Fishin’.
The SEED Series: Episode 0
For the next few weeks, we'll be introducing a mini series documenting our high school leadership students' summer SEED projects. The SEED projects — Students Experiencing Education Differently — allow the Fellows to choose topics in which they are interested as their focuses as they create additions to the museum, interview experts, and summarize their experiences for future generations of Foxfire students to learn.
True to the history and cause
Preservation of history and culture in and increasingly short sighted time. Keep it up
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I’ve read many of the Foxfire books cover to cover, some more than once; also been to Foxfire Museum. I especially love the interviews! Hope there will be some classic interviews the students made in gathering info for the original books.
Been waiting for some years to hear these voices from the Foxfire books. Finally being able to hear Aunt Arie was everything! This is a great glimpse deeper into Foxfire. Loved learning, too, that there’s a museum! I’ve got to go!