Explore the educational opportunities available in the mountains of North Georgia
The Foxfire Mountaineer Festival is a one-day celebration of the rich heritage of the Southern Appalachian mountains, featuring traditional music from numerous regional performers, showcases and demonstrations of time-honored heritage skills and trades, and all manner of traditional games and puzzles for young and old alike.
Led by herbalist Patricia Howell, director of BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies, our nature walks will explore the diversity of herbs and medicines native to the Southern Appalachian region, known as the “apothecary of the nation."
Learn broom making with Foxfire's resident broom artist, Carol Morse. This two-day course covers the essentials of broom making, including discussions on the materials, processes, and art of crafting different broom varieties. Students participating in the class will complete and take home a cobweb broom and hearth broom.
Learn how to make Castile soap in this two-day workshop with Jenny Stevens, of Miss Jenny's Soap. This vegetable-based soap is made from a blend of olive and coconut oils and is ideal for individuals with allergies or sensitive skin.