The Science of Nature

The Science of Nature

Science was the focus on Friday, September 28, during a yarn dyeing demonstration with weaver Sharon Grist and her apprentice Amber. They had two dyes to try: yellow-orange cosmos flowers from the...
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Foxfire Fellows 2018

Foxfire Fellows 2018

Somehow, the summer has evaporated and school has begun. With the beginning of the fall semester, our talented magazine students have left the land to return to the classroom. Over the course of...
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Summer Intern: Amelia Golcheski

Summer Intern: Amelia Golcheski

Packing for the summer, I had no idea what adventures were waiting for me in Mountain City. I’m happy to report that this summer was filled with meaningful research, writing, and lots of “other...
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Meet the “Browns”!

Meet the “Browns”!

As in, Brown University students Halle Fowler and Amelia Golcheski. Perhaps it was serendipity or just coincidence, but this summer we have the honor of hosting these two outstanding young scholars...
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Shape Note Music in the Chapel

Shape Note Music in the Chapel

  The image of a local church nestled deep within the Appalachian Mountains, beloved by those in the community and serving as a site of local music and worship, is one of the most iconic...
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Spring Colors!

Spring Colors!

Our first annual girl scout day was a success! Among the many demonstrators who came to share their craft with the girl scouts was our resident village weaver, Sharon Grist. Sharon did a special dye...
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