Savannah and the Lowcountry Initiative (SALI)
Students in American Vernacular Architecture are busy learning, and helping our community know itself better. For the past two years we have helped Evan Thompson, Director of the Historic Beaufort Foundation, document sites in preparation for Beaufort’s tricentennial in 2011. This year we’re focusing on truck farms, agricultural establishments set up to provide fruits and vegetables to urban areas. Goods grown in Beaufort County, South Carolina ripen later than crops from Florida, and earlier than those further north, thus providing a key niche in the growing, and consuming, season.
This fieldwork is part of a decade-long initiative called SALI to better document and understand our distinct setting on the coast of Georgia and South Carolina. The Savannah and the Lowcountry Initiative (SALI) is an educational effort engaged in uncovering, recording, preserving, and presenting history through archival research, fieldwork, drawing, and writing on the area’s architecture and cultural landscapes.
Check out my flickr site for images–I’m egdrossell