Photos, Prints, Drawings Woody Boggs in the ramp patch that he planted on the hill behind his home
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Photos, Prints, Drawings
Eiler, Lyntha Scott
Ramps (Allium Tricoccum)
Woody Boggs' Ramp Patch
- Woody Boggs in the ramp patch that he planted on the hill behind his home
- Contributor Names
- Boggs, Woody (Depicted)
- Eiler, Lyntha Scott (Photographer)
- Created / Published
- April 11, 1996
- Subject Headings
- - Gardens
- - April
- - Ramps (Allium tricoccum)
- - Spring
- - Wild greens
- - Ramp patches
- - Souvenir plantings
- - Woody Boggs' Ramp Patch
- - Ethnography
- - Photographs
- - West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Pettry Bottom
- - As the women cleaning ramps in the "ramp circle" on Drews Creek made clear (see ramp essay), you can start your own ramp patch from the small rootlets leftover from the cleaning process. Many domesticated ramp patches on slopes rising away from houses on Coal River got their start in this manner. The soil has to be rich and there has to be room for the patch to spread downhill. Not many patches are as large as the one smothering the hill behind Woody Boggs' log cabin in Pettry Bottom, which Woody started with ramps he dug on Hazy Creek in the 1980s.
- - Event: Visit to Woody Boggs's cabin and ramp patch.
- 35 mm Color Slide
- Call Number
- AFC 1999/008: CRF-LE-C077-08
- Source Collection
- Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
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