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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Clemson joins effort to reintroduce sugarcane to Sapelo Island

Clemson joins effort to reintroduce sugarcane to Sapelo Island

SAPELO ISLAND, Georgia — Clemson University is playing a lead role in a months-long effort to reintroduce an ancient breed of sugarcane to Sapelo Island, […]

Sapelo Island Sugarcane

Sapelo Island Sugarcane

Clemson University is playing a lead role in a months-long effort to reintroduce an ancient breed of sugarcane to Sapelo Island, where the towering grass […]

Taxes Threaten an Island Culture in Georgia

Taxes Threaten an Island Culture in Georgia

SAPELO ISLAND, Ga. — Once the huge property tax bills started coming, telephones started ringing. It did not take long for the 50 or so […]

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