Oyster shells from Atlanta restaurants are helping save the Georgia coast

  Since it began,  Shell to Shore has partnered with Save Our Legacy Ourself helping to think about ongoing flooding issues on Sapelo Island and […]

America’s Test Kitchen Podcast: The Lost Crops of Sapelo

“The Gullah Geechee community on Sapelo Island, Georgia, is in a battle against time. Every year, storms, salt water, and construction threaten the land. But […]

Cross-Institutional Students Support a Coastal Georgia Legacy

There was a wonderful blend of partnerships during the latest service-learning trip to Sapelo Island. The trip was the culmination of a semester of work […]

Maurice Bailey photo

How to hold back the ocean

Making Contact’s reporter Claire Reynolds interviews coastal residents, activists, and scientists about responding to sea level rise on Sapelo Island and beyond. As climate change […]

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 amy.carter@agr.georgia.gov Sapelo Island was the epicenter of early […]

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 […]

The sinking islands of the Southern US

The sinking islands of the Southern US

The rich traditions of the Gullah Geechee are at risk of being lost, threatened by what is arguably one of the most harrowing issues the […]

Commentary: The legacy of Cornelia Walker Bailey, the griot of Sapelo Island

Commentary: The legacy of Cornelia Walker Bailey, the griot of Sapelo Island

“Like most folks, I met Cornelia Walker Bailey—a dark sturdy trunk of a woman, handsome and regal—when I first set foot on the exquisite spit […]

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