New York Times Article about Sapelo Sugarcane Project

Reviving a Crop and an African-American Culture, Stalk by Stalk On the Georgia coast, Maurice Bailey is making sugar cane syrup as a way to […]

Story in The Bitter Southerner that covers Sapelo Island Sugarcane Project

Story by SHANE MITCHELL | Photographs by RINNE ALLEN (excerpt from bottom of story) The next morning, before leaving on the ferry, Maurice Bailey handed […]

Article in Georgia Farmers and Consumer Market Bulletin about Sapelo Sugarcane Project

Sugarcane is the foundation of efforts to preserve, revitalize Geechee culture on Sapelo Island By Amy Carter Sapelo Island was the epicenter of early […]

Scalawag article by Maurice Bailey and Nik Heynen: Sweet (and sticky) redemption

Gullah/Geechee of Sapelo Island reclaim sugarcane to fight cultural erasure There is no U.S. agricultural history without the expertise and labor of African people who […]

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 […]

Indigo Planted in May is Harvested

In December of 2018, the Cornelia Walker Bailey Program entered a partnership with the International Center for Indigo Culture (ICIC) and the State Botanical Garden […]

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 […]

Whitney Barr, First Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Honor Scholarship Recipient

The boat over to Sapelo Island one morning this past summer was a living cross-section of people who live, work, or visit this unique barrier […]

UGA Students Assist SICARS and Cornelia Walker Bailey Program

This fall semester, students enrolled in the Athens Urban Food Collective course, taught by Cornelia Walker Bailey Program co-director Nik Heynen, have been engaging in […]

My AfAm Experience class is taking a deep dive into the Ga. Lowcountry this week. It would be nice if we could sit around and eat shrimp and grits or enjoy a bowl of She-Crab soup while we discussed Ms. Bailey’s book and AfAm memory.

Love this! Looking forward to hearing Drew speak as part of our #OHMChoosingToLead conference on Feb 16. He and @josiahwatts will be discussing “How can we do better?” & building a more diverse and equitable conservation movement. Reserve your spot at

J. Drew Lanham@wildandincolor

Happiest to have had the opportunity to talk with Krista Tippett of On Being. Give us a listen please.

Keeping tradition alive, keeping heritage alive. #Lifeeverlasting growing on #Sapelo has long been used for traditional healing purposes. We are working to save the land it grows on. #landloss = #cultureloss #savetheland

Back in 2004, I accepted an invitation from a friend to go fishing on Sapelo Island GA. Once we arrived at Sapelo, we took a moment to break bread with his aunt. To this day, she remains one of the most interesting persons I’ve ever met. We will read about her memories

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