Lynn Wilson wrote:I have read the first book but misplaced my copy. To now find there is a sequel is wonderful! Being a bit impulsive, I popped over and bought a copy of both of them. If my first copy shows up, I will donate the new one to my library.
I only have .7 acres, but have been slowly working toward a permaculture approach to growing food here. I am looking forward to reading the sequel!
Leigh Tate wrote:Rob, thank you and welcome to Permies!
I think the thing that is most appealing about Appalachian culture is the artisan crafts and music. The people (I mean specifically the older folk) come from a background that was slow to get paved roads and electricity, and hence have knowledge of survival skills that have almost been lost. Once a very self-reliant people. The younger generations have all the modern conveniences plus television and internet, so some of those cultural distinctions have faded or are lost. But the crafts are still being kept alive. If you haven't already, be sure to visit Folk Art Center when you get settled in Asheville to see what I mean.
din Feray wrote: i'm a granny training the next gen to learn the "old/new" ways,