"A community is the mental and spiritual condition of knowing that the place is shared, and that the people who share the place define and limit the possibilities of each other's lives. It is the knowledge that people have of each other, their concern for each other, their trust in each other, the freedom with which they come and go among themselves."
Wendell Berry

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wednesday May 25th


Explore Berea College and town
Go to Loyal Jones Appalachian Center
Days end we will be at the Hindman Settlement School


  1. I really enjoyed our trip to Berea and getting to hear from the speakers about their views on Appalachian culture (and if there is such a thing). Our speaker who told us that Appalachia does not exist (along with his other six comments) really gave us a different way of looking at things. Although I'm not sure if I completely agree with him, I really did enjoy hearing his side.

  2. Berea is an amazing institution that promotes quality education over being for profit. They promote ecofriendly residency along with historial significance. The rentention rate is astounding...can we bring this concept home?

    Mike Mullens at Hindman told us to get "MAD" get outraged and act on our findings so that we might preserve a future for our children and grandchildren. Pine Mountain was a beautiful place that holds that sense and feeling of history and love for communal education. May it be a blessed place because I will remember it fondly.