Appalachian Journey Food Storybank Project

 

Thank you for visiting to support the Appalachian Journey Food Storybank Project.

This community-based project is a partnership between Evergreen Community Charter School and The Appalachian Food Storybank, a project of Slow Food Asheville.

The collaboration is part of the 8th-grade curriculum expedition we call “The Appalachian Journey,” through which students learn about the geology and formation of the Appalachian mountains and how the landscape has shaped the lives, history, and culture of the people who live here.

The Storybank component centers around recording oral histories that specifically include elements of mountain food traditions, which our students are conducting, transcribing, and compiling to be shared with our contributing families as well as Slow Food Asheville's Storybank Project and the local cultural archives.

The nomination process is complete and students are beginning their interviews this week.  See this post for a complete list of our 2014 nominees.  We are honored to be collecting stories from all of these amazing people.

On set with William Holcombe

Students conduct an interview with Mr. William Holcombe in our make-shift science lab studio.