Item description for Foxfire 11: The Old Home Place, Wild Plant Uses, Preserving and Cooking Food, Hunting Stories, Fishing, More Affairs of Plain Livi by Foxfire Fund Inc, Kaye Carver Collins & Lacy Hunter...
Overview The eleventh edition of the classic manual of simple living celebrates the rituals, traditions, and remedies of the Appalachian region with advice on gardening, preserving, and pickling, as well as a one-hundred-page section on herbal healing. Original.
Publishers Description With this newest volume in the Foxfire series comes a wealth of the kind of folk wisdom and values of simple living that have made these volumes beloved bestsellers for the last three decades, with more than two million copies in print.
In 1966, in the Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Georgia, Eliot Wigginton and his students founded a quarterly magazine that they named Foxfire, after a phosphorescent lichen. In 1972, several articles from the magazine were published in book form, and the acclaimed Foxfire series was born. Almost thirty years later, in this age of technology and cyber-living, the books teach a philosophy of simplicity in living that is truly enduring in its appeal. This new volume--Foxfire 11--celebrates the rituals and recipes of the Appalachian homeplace, including a one-hundred page section on herbal remedies, and segments about planting and growing a garden, preserving and pickling, smoking and salting, honey making, beekeeping, and fishing, as well as hundreds of the kind of spritied firsthand narrative accounts from Appalachian community members that exemplify the Foxfire style. Much more than "how-to" books, the Foxfire series is a publishing phenomenon and a way of life, teaching creative self-sufficiency, the art of natural remedies, home crafts, and other country folkways, fascinating to everyone interested in rediscovering the virtues of simple life.
Kaye Carver Collins is the community and teacher liaison at The Foxfire Fund, Inc. Lacy Hunter is a sophomore at Brenau College in Gainesville, Georgia.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.53" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.89" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1999
ISBN 0385494610 ISBN13 9780385494618
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More About Foxfire Fund Inc, Kaye Carver Collins & Lacy Hunter
Founded in 1966, FOXFIRE is a nonprofit education organization. Foxfire's learner-centered, community-based approach is advocated through The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center and grounded in the Southern Appalachian culture that promotes a sense of place and appreciation of local people and culture as essential educational tools.
Reviews - What do customers think about Foxfire 11?
editing Sep 3, 2007
Enough with the editing and correcting the language usage of these wonderful people...why take away from their culture and natural use of language...why should I read about mountain people when their speech patterns are corrected?...I might as well read any old book about growing apples anywhere...give me back the language of Foxfire 1.
Foxfire 7 Jan 10, 2007
It would be good for the theology student to play with, but I didn't really care for it too much.