An island's future tied to farming crops from the past

An island’s future tied to farming crops from the past

Off the coast of Georgia lies a quiet island, accessible only by boat and home to about 50 year-round residents — all descendants of slaves… […]

Geechee community endures on Sapelo Island, but just barely

Geechee community endures on Sapelo Island, but just barely

Belle Marsh. Lumber Landing. Shell Hammock. Raccoon Bluff. The names of the slave and freedmen communities on Sapelo Island are as poetic and picturesque as […]

New Start for SICARS Sugarcane Effort

In 2015 a team of people, including Cornelia Walker Bailey,William “Doc Bill” Thomas, Clemson University Professor¬†Stephen Kresovich,¬†Jerome Dixon, Maurice Bailey, Stanley Walker and others worked […]

The Return of Purple Ribbon Sugarcane

The Return of Purple Ribbon Sugarcane

Purple ribbon sugar cane tastes a little different from its tropical relative. For a while, it thrived on Sapelo Island off the coast of Georgia. […]

Southern Sugarcane Revival

Southern Sugarcane Revival

Sugarcane on Sapelo Island was once tended by slaves. Now it might sustain their descendants and help keep Geechee culture alive… Read the full story […]

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