Sustainable South: Don’t Forget Apalachicola

There are still a few weeks left of summer and many are spending it on the Gulf Coast. Whether or not you are one of those lucky people, let’s take a moment to remember the richness of the coastal region and consider legislation that would impact the area.

In 2006, SFA oral historian Amy Evans collected a series of oral histories in Florida’s Apalachicola Bay area. The project, Florida’s Forgotten Coast: Life on the Apalachicola Bay, pays homage to the men and women who have long worked the water, tonging for oysters, casting nets for shrimp and fish, and cultivating soft-shell crabs. Men and women who have depended on the Apalachicola Bay for generations shared their stories with us.

BILOXI’S MID AUTUMN MOON FESTIVAL

Guest Post by: Ashley Hall I just received a note from David Pham, the sharp and conscientious young man whom I interviewed during my first couple of days on the Gulf in June. David works for the Bayou la Batre chapter of B.P.S.O.S., a noble organization with a painfully ironic name. (“B.P” stands for “Boat … Continued

SPECIAL GULF COAST EDITION OF OKRACAST: KENDALL STORK

Kendall Stork by Ashley Hall   This summer, Ashley Hall, SFA member and freelance writer, embarked on a journey to collect stories relating to the effects of the Gulf oil spill. She traveled the coast from Biloxi, MS, to Apalachicola, FL, as a field correspondent for Gravy, the SFA foodletter, revisiting oral history subjects whenever … Continued

SPECIAL GULF COAST EDITION OF OKRCAST: GREG LADNIER

Greg Ladnier by Ashley Hall  This summer, Ashley Hall, SFA member and freelance writer, embarked on a journey to collect stories relating to the effects of the Gulf oil spill. She traveled the coast from Biloxi, MS, to Apalachicola, FL, as a field correspondent for Gravy, the SFA foodletter, revisiting oral history subjects whenever possible. … Continued

SPECIAL GULF COAST EDITION OF OKRACAST: DAVID PHAM

David Pham by Ashley Hall.   This summer, Ashley Hall, SFA member and freelance writer, embarked on a journey to collect stories relating to the effects of the Gulf oil spill. She traveled the coast from Biloxi, MS, to Apalachicola, FL, as a field correspondent for Gravy, the SFA foodletter, revisiting oral history subjects whenever possible. She collected … Continued

STILL FISHIN’: STORIES FROM GULF COAST FISHERMEN

SFA friend and collaborator Kate Medley just produced this beautiful piece for our friends at Whole Foods.  Kate visited with SFA oral history subject Tommy Ward, as well as Greg Abrams, whom Ashley Hall spoke with when she toured the Gulf Coast to collect stories that are now appearing on Okracast, the SFA podcast. The … Continued

SPECIAL GULF COAST EDITION OF OKRACAST

Frank Parker by Ashley Hall.   This summer, Ashley Hall, SFA member and freelance writer, embarked on a journey to collect stories relating to the effects of the Gulf oil spill. She traveled the coast from Biloxi, MS, to Apalachicola, FL, as a field correspondent for Gravy, the SFA foodletter, revisiting oral history subjects whenever possible—subjects like … Continued

FLORIDA SCALLOP & MUSIC FESTIVAL – PATRON DINNER

Florida Scallop & Music Festival, August 6-8 Downtown Port St. Joe, FL The Patron Dinner will be Friday, August 6, 6:00 p.m. at the School of Fish Restaurant. Chefs include: Jim Shirley, Louis Osteen, Martha Foose, Todd Richards, and Jason Alley. Reserve your spot at the five-course family-style meal for $45/person (plus tax and gratuity) … Continued