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Online: Winter Workshop- Planting By the Signs in Appalachia

January 29, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us on zoom for a look at the history of planting by the astrological signs in Appalachia. Though antiquated, this interesting historical practice held sway, and still does, throughout the mountain South. We will cover how this practice migrated to and fully blossomed in the region, and how you can live more closely to the Earth by employing this ancient gardening technique yourself! Participants will receive an informative PDF from the instructor.

Cost: $10 for museum members, $15 for non-members. Some fees apply.



About the Instructor: Rebecca Beyer writes about and researches Appalachian Folk Magic, Traditional Witchcraft, Primitive Skills, Homesteading, Foraging, Appalachian Ethnobotany and Folk Ways. She holds a B.S. in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Vermont and an M.A. Appalachian Studies and Sustainability from Appalachian State University. She lives in Western North Carolina, where she runs the Blood and Spicebush School of Old Craft and co-facilitates the Sassafras School of Appalachian Plantcraft. Learn more about Rebecca here. 


January 29, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center
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Black Mountain Library
105 N Dougherty Street
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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