Purple Ribbon Sugarcane

Sapelo Youth Farmers Alliance

The Sapelo Island Cultural and Revitalization Society (SICARS) is expanding cultivation of heritage crops, in the interest of revitalizing an economic base and gainful reasons for descendants to return to the land they call home.  The descendant residents of Sapelo Island maintain knowledge and skills that have been passed down for generations -- but if there is not a concerted effort to provide economic sustainability for the next generation of island residents, many fear this culture will disappear. 

Purple Ribbon Sugarcane News Feed

Sugarcane on Sapelo Island was once tended by slaves. Now it might sustain their descendants and help keep Geechee culture alive.

Slaves planted the seeds of favorite foods they were forced to leave behind.