The Foxfire Books are a compilation of interviews by college students in Georgia with local people about Appalachian culture. This series is nothing new to me- it's been on my family's bookshelf since I was a wee tot. The project began as Foxfire Magazine in 1966 and all of the articles were first published together as a book in 1972.
The series of books are like blueprints for sustainable and simple living. Page through one and you will find things like how to build a log cabin, tales about home baby deliveries, and how to grow the food you need.
In this age of apps for everything, GPS, and supermarkets, lately I am finding renewed respite in these books about "plain living".
Posted by Stitch Machine at 8/18/2011