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Alabama Folklife Association Presents: Cherokee Leaf Pounding Workshop

  • Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve (map)

The Alabama Folklife Association is pleased to offer a Common Threads workshop on Cherokee Leaf Pounding at Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve. We are fortunate to welcome Mrs. Rosa Hall, naturalist, educator, and Native American living historian, as the instructor. She will be assisted by her daughter, an author and living historian, Monica Newman Moore. AFA is pleased to be able to provide these workshops. We will be pounding away on The Back Porch, shaded by the pavilion while enjoying the surrounding woods and gardens. In accordance with federal laws, AFA events are held at facilities that meet ADA. If you need any specialized accommodations for other disabilities, please contact the AFA via email: or phone 205.956.9888. You do not need experience to enjoy the morning, but you do need to bring some supplies. Refreshments will be provided. We would like to thank the Daniel Foundation of Alabama and the Alabama State Council on the Arts for making this event possible.


Bring your own supplies:

  • A wooden cutting board with a smooth surface --not the other kind-wooden and smooth

  • 4 or 5 leaves (do not take from the park)

  • 100% COTTON material, preferably MUSLIN, but MUST be 100% cotton

  • Small hammer with a smooth-faced head

  • Wide masking tape

**Register is required for this workshop, please register here:

Earlier Event: June 13
Habitat Garden Club at Ruffner
Later Event: June 19
Monday Night Yoga