An Appalachian farmer’s almanac, “Planting by the Signs” is a valuable resource for the gardener looking for time-honored tips for clearing land and growing vegetables from the people who originally pioneered the art through hard work (and a little bit of luck). In the spirit of the Foxfire Americana Library, this entry also contains a collection of gardening-related folklore, including signs to tell that winter is coming and a guide to planting successfully according to the stars.
Foxfire has brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative self-sufficiency and preserving the stories, crafts, and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. In July 2016, Vintage Shorts celebrates Foxfire’s 50th Anniversary.
The Foxfire Fund is a nonprofit organization that has been preserving and fostering Appalachian culture through its bestselling series of anthologies, starting with The Foxfire Book in the early 1970s. The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center is located in Mountain City, Georgia. www.foxfire.org
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Published by Anchor Sep 06, 2011| 119 Pages| ISBN 9780307948298