Sapelo Island Partnership
The Cornelia Walker Bailey Program on Land and Agriculture has entered into a partnership with the International Center on Indigo Culture (ICIC) and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia 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 continuing partnership and others moving into the fall of 2022 and early 2023. Please join our mailing list to get our latest project updates.