Foxfire 2

In 1966, in the Appalachian Mountains’ of Northeast Georgia, a group of teachers and their 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, the books continue to teach a philosophy of simplicity in living that is truly enduring in its appear. 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.

This volume celebrates the rites and customs of Appalachia, and includes sections on old-time burials, midwives, granny woman, witches, and haunts---as well  as a variety of the kind of firsthand narrative accounts from Appalachian community members that exemplify the Foxfire style.