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 Botanical Garden at the University of Georgia (SBG) to re-introduce indigo on Sapelo Island. This effort is in line with the Sapelo Island Cultural and Revitalization Society’s (SICARS) long-term effort to grow heritage crops on Sapelo for the sake of economic development within the Hog Hammock community. ICIC President Donna Hardy and SBG’s Heritage Garden Curator Gareth Crosby have agreed to provide technical support to program co-directors Maurice Bailey and Nik Heynen to develop the cultivation, processing and selling of indigo which has a long history on Sapelo Island. Stay tuned for updates about this exciting new partnership moving into the spring of 2019.
Tags: Heritage crops, Indigo, International Center on Indigo Culture (ICIC), SICARS, State Botanical Garden of Georgia