Pat Brunner

The digital archives at the Berea College Hutchins Library holds a treasure trove of Berea’s history. Listen to this special interview with Pat Brunner. Pat came to Berea College in the early 1950s and quickly made Berea her home. Listen for stories from Pat’s involvement with the Civil Rights Movement and other life lessons.

Enjoy this recording from 2001.

To hear the episode, click on the green play button above.

2018 Christmas Festival – LIVE

Click above to listen to hear the sounds of First Christian Church’s 2018 Christmas Festival! Church members took to the microphone to share Christmas memories, traditions, and recipes.

A manger scene kicked off the Christmas Festival!

A Facebook Live recording is on the First Christian Church’s Facebook Page. Here is a link to the video:  https://www.facebook.com/FCCBerea/videos/437441803456019/

Jereme Zimmerman

Berea’s Jereme Zimmerman is a national expert on several sustainability topics and the go-to person on making Mead. Jereme joins Troy on this episode to talk about his craft and becoming a national expert while living in Berea.

Here are links mentioned in the show:

Click here to search Google for Jereme Zimmerman.

Here is the facebook page for Robie Books. You can swing by and pick up Jereme’s books here.

Click here to get to know the Permaculture Podcast. They love Berea!

Geocaching In Berea

Geocaching is awesome and Berea hosts an annual Geotour the third weekend of October. Click the green play button above and listen as Troy and Della talk to Jennifer Napier about this event and the joys of Geocaching.

Here are pictures of the event:

2018 participants will receive a very special token.

Jennifer Napier and Della pose for a picture.

People are excited to register for the Saturday morning events.

When you see this, it is time to Geocach!

Here are links mentioned in the episode:

Here is the Facebook page for the Berea Geocaching weekend: https://www.facebook.com/BCOCAGW/

Go here for the official website on Geocaching: https://www.geocaching.com/play

Fiber

Sometimes Berea’s gems are featured in other media. This week we share Joan Beck’s interview on the Ballyhoo Fiber Emporium Podcast as she talks all about Berea’s Fiber Frenzy.

Here are links and pictures from today’s episode:

Berea’s Fiber Frenzy is Fabulous!

 

Ballyhoo Fiber Emporium is doing good things!

 

A dryer ball from Fiber Frenzy!

Here are loads of Youtube videos on the benefits of Wool Dryer Balls.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wool+dryer+balls+review

Plan To Attend The Know It All Festival

If there is something you would like to know more about, odds are it will be covered at this year’s Know-It-All Festival! Listen to hear about Birdwatching and the Didgeridoo, two topics covered in 2017.

Below is a link to the Library’s homepage. Go there to learn more before the First Saturday in October.

http://www.madisonlibrary.org

Purple Martins Have Arrived In Berea!

Berea resident and Purple Martin landlord, Melody Richmond, join Troy and Della to share the good news that Purple Martins have made it back to Berea for Spring 2018!

Here are some pictures of Melody’s Purple Martin Birdhouse and Gourds!

Melody is so proud of this picture!

Purple Martin Birdhouse and Gourds.

You can just hear the dawn calls…

Here is a brief video of baby Purple Martins in the nest…

Here is a brief video of Purple Martins fluttering around their birdhouse and gourds…

Melody shared her contact information on the show (just click on the green arrow at the top of the page to listen). Feel free to reach out to us over at www.facebook.com/thebereapodcast  if you would like us to connect you with Melody!