Autumnal Renewal: Notes From The Land

Autumnal Renewal: Notes From The Land

The cats at my house are all out of sorts. Instead of their usual complaints of empty bowls resonating through the house at 4 am, the cats are now howling at 2 am. Not sure how a one hour time...
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Calling All Mountaineers!

Calling All Mountaineers!

Yes, it is upon us! The 2017 Foxfire Mountaineer Festival is mere days away and the office is buzzing with anxiety excitement! As this is my first Mountaineer Festival as Foxfire’s executive...
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Fall Intern: Audrey Thomas

Fall Intern: Audrey Thomas

We are just about a week away from the autumnal equinox, though the weather here has been flirting with cooler temperatures for nearly a month. There is something absolutely wondrous about the fall....
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… and then it was just dark

… and then it was just dark

During my 20-minute presentation on “Folklore of the Eclipse” I posed the question, “What folklore will come of this event?” The question was prompted by the phenomenon of...
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notes from the land: autumn is coming

notes from the land: autumn is coming

Do you feel it? Yes, I know it’s only August, but here on The Land we’re being blessed with unseasonably cool temperatures and our minds are already turning to autumn golds. For the past...
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Foxfire Summer Leadership Film Project

Foxfire Summer Leadership Film Project

Back in June, as part of their Summer Leadership program, the Foxfire students worked with Danielle McClennan of Scratch Made Media and got a crash course on short-form documentary film making using...
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Folklore of the Eclipse :: 08.21.17

Folklore of the Eclipse :: 08.21.17

As a special program at Foxfire, we will be hosting a day of eclipse and solar folklore, games, and tours on August 21, 2017, for the Total Solar Eclipse. The northern half of Rabun County will be...
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Summer Interns: Paige Ritter

Summer Interns: Paige Ritter

Well, we’re over the hump for summer. Surprisingly, the weather has remained relatively pleasant – we’re holding the dog days at bay. Last Friday, we said goodbye to our first...
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