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Savage River Farm CSA- Student Documentary Series PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara Rogers Thomas   
Sunday, 20 July 2014 11:58

Editor’s Note: This video marks the second in our Sustainable Foodways Series. The series was completed by Frostburg State University students enrolled in “Folklore in Appalachia” in Fall 2013 and “Sociology of the Environment” in Spring 2014 as part of their participation in the Appalachian Regional Commission’s Teaching Project administered by East Tennessee State University. This film documents Savage River Farm, an organic farm and CSA operated by Ben and Hana Yoder. It was produced by Megan Carr, a Frostburg State University student enrolled in both courses, who provided the write up below.

Savage River Farm

“One of our biggest goals is to provide good, high-quality food to anyone and everyone, and especially our neighbors and our immediate ...

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FSU Students Document Regional Agriculture and Foodways PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara Rogers Thomas   
Thursday, 03 July 2014 07:49

FSU Students Produce Short Documentaries on Local Foodways

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Editor’s Note: This video marks the first in our Sustainable Foodways Series. This film, documenting Backbone Food Farm, an organic farm and CSA operated by Max and Katharine Dubansky, was produced by Mitch Houck, a Frostburg State University student enrolled in “Sociology of the Environment” in Spring 2014. Lloyd Kerr, a student enrolled in “Folklore in Appalachia” also visited the farm in 2013. Kerr provided the documentation included in the story below.

As participating members of the Appalachian Regional Commission’s Teaching Project administered by East Tennessee State University, each year Frostburg State University Students engage in experiential learning projects in western Maryland. ...

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Frostburg Engle's Bologna by B&B Meats is a Valued Maryland Tradition PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 17 June 2014 17:45
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Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival in Baltimore June 14 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 10 June 2014 12:18

samba smallThe interactive, family-friendly celebration of Maryland’s traditional arts, music and food takes place Saturday, June 14 at The Creative Alliance

From Maryland-rooted traditions like screen painting, banjo making and decoy carving to traditions with global origins, like Congolese Rumba, Chinese Calligraphy and Piñata Making that have taken root in communities statewide, the Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival is a celebration of the traditional arts, music, craft and food that epitomize Maryland as a distinct and dynamic cultural place.

“Folklife is the stuff of oral tradition – the stuff we learn from each other, across generations, that links our past, present, and future. The Festival is an inspiring reminder that extraordinary art and cultural traditions are ...

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Irish Flute and Bouzouki Combo to Perform at Mountain City Traditional Arts PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 09 June 2014 10:12

John BlakeIrish musicians John Blake, flute, and Ruairy McGorman, bouzouki, will perform at Mountain City Traditional Arts, 25 East Main Street, Frostburg, Sunday, June 29th at 3pm. The event is free and open to the public, with donations greatly appreciated. The concert marks one of several East Coast stops to launch Blake’s first solo CD endeavor, “The Narrow Edge,” which the Irish Echo touts as “excellent, straightforward and thoughtful,” filled with “brilliant stylish flourishes that reveal [Blake’s} command of his instrument.”

Blake is a traditional Irish flute player, guitarist, pianist, producer and sound engineer. An ex member of traditional group Teada, he has performed and recorded with the cream of Irish musicians including, John Carty, Paddy Glackin, Noel ...

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