Success in the Sugarcane Fields: A Look into This Year’s Harvest

Last week, volunteers associated with the Cornelia Walker Bailey Program participated in the harvesting of sugarcane in conjunction with the Sapelo Island Cultural and Revitalization […]

Expansion of Land on SICARS Farm Lot

In October, the land on the left perimeter of SICARS largest farm plot (Lot 1) was cleared through the use of controlled fire. Volunteers gathered […]

Sapelo Island Geechee Red Peas Reach the Plates of Athens, Georgia

Athens, Georgia restaurant LRG Provisions has entered a relationship with the Sapelo Island Cultural and Revitalization Society (SICARS) to bring Sapelo Island Geechee Red Peas […]

UGA Maymester Students Assist Cornelia Walker Bailey Program and SICARS

This May, five UGA students spent two weeks on Sapelo Island as part of Nik Heynen’s Geography of the Georgia Coast domestic field-study course associated […]

New Partnership to Reintroduce Indigo on Sapelo Island

The Cornelia Walker Bailey Program on Land and Agriculture has entered into a partnership with the International Center for Indigo Culture (ICIC) and the State […]

Heynen and Bailey Awarded Grant from UGA’s Willson Center for Humanities and Arts

Co-Directors Nik Heynen and Maurice Bailey were notified that they have been awarded a research grant titled “Remembering Yesterday, Fighting for Tomorrow: The Cornelia Walker […]

New Phase of SICARS Sugarcane Project Begins

Phase 3 of SICARS Sugarcane Project Begins

A new crop of purple ribbon sugarcane was planted on Sapelo Island this week. As part of a long-term project being led by the Sapelo […]

Cornelia Walker Bailey Program Assists with Sugarcane Harvest at SICARS

Cornelia Walker Bailey Program Assists with Sugarcane Harvest at SICARS

This week, a group of volunteers connected to the Cornelia Walker Bailey Program spent several days on Sapelo Island to assist with the harvesting of […]

Cornelia Walker Bailey Program Partners with Davidson College

Students from Davidson College were able to visit Sapelo Island and provide assistance with the Cornelia Walker Bailey Program. Two of the students—Jennifer Thompson and […]

This October, land in Lot 1 was cleared through the use of controlled fire. Volunteers stacked tree limbs and carefully monitored the flames. This expansion will allow for more growing space for sugarcane and other heritage crops. #sapeloisland #georgia_agriculture

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In October, the indigo planted in Lot 1 was harvested! The seeds were then separated from the stems with help from UGA students enrolled in a class taught by CWBP co-director Nik Heynen. We’re so pleased with this year’s indigo yield and look forward to next planting season!

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Another harvest down in the books! This week, volunteers from near and far stripped, cut and sorted the sugarcane in all four lots. A portion will be pressed into cane syrup while the rest will be replanted.
#sapeloisland #sugarcane #georgia_agriculture

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More snapshots from May; UGA students participating in a field study course affiliated with the Cornelia Walker Bailey Program hanging out and processing indigo seeds. These seeds were planted in Lot One and we’re excited to see what becomes of them!
#cwbp_uga #sapeloisland

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The red peas have grown! These pictures were taken this May; the first picture shows the peas in raised beds on Lot One and the second picture is of the peas planted by SICARS. Looking good!
#cwbp_uga #sapeloisland #georgiagrown #redpeas

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