Four years ago, filmmaker Joe York traveled to Sapelo Island, Georgia (a barrier island south of Savannah), where he’d been working on a film about the Geechee Red Pea, underwritten by Whole Foods Market. He profiled a group of residents in the Hog Hammock community working to boost their local economy through the cultivation of this heirloom field pea. Watch the film, and check out this older post to see photos from his trip.
SFA was sad to learn of the passing of Cornelia Walker Bailey, a community leader on Sapelo Island who is featured in this film, on October 15. We extend condolences to Mrs. Bailey’s family and community.