Appalachian Journey Storybank Project- Nominations are OPEN!

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 will center around recording oral histories that specifically include elements of mountain food traditions, which our students will conduct, transcribe, and compile . To do this, we are seeking people who have stories to tell from their life (or the life of someone whom they knew) that has been rooted in the land- through the growing, processing and/or cooking of food.

If you know someone who may be willing to be interviewed, please nominate them by filling out this NOMINATION FORM. Once production is complete, students will present a copy of the oral history interview to the families who have participated in this special project. To see examples of similar interviews, go to the Appalachian Food Storybank website, http://appalachianfoodstorybank.org/.

We (the teachers and mentors) will not share the information you provide us with except for the purposes of doing research and completing this project. We may contact you to ask for further help if you indicate below that you are available. If you are a Google Apps customer, you can return to this form and edit your responses later.

Otherwise, please contact us at marin.leroy@evergreenccs.org to make changes or ask questions.

Thank you for helping us with this dynamic learning opportunity!

Appalachian Journey Food Storybank Nomination Form