The Charles Sherrod CDC conducts educational activities surrounding the historic nature of the RESORA property, as well as engage the public in discussions about contemporary controversies, such as black land loss, food-related disparities, environmental and economic justice, social justice and racial healing and related topics. This organization will continue to leverage the strength of its connection to great organizations like New Communities Inc. and the Southwest Georgia Project to develop programs to help create economic opportunities to improve the lives of many in the South.
Educational Rice Plot
Planting nearly 5,000 plants on half-acre of land with 12-14 varieties of rice. This is a joint experiment with Jubilee Justice to develop rice in a green house and then plant through fabric blockers to deal with the weeds. The new techniques utilizes nearly a 1/3 amount of water typically used to grow rice.
Muscadine grapevine growing and U-pick operation investment to demonstrate value added opportunities for grapes in products like jams, wine, etc. The grapevines will expand to several more acres of planted muscadine and diversified crops.
Healthy Pecan Trees
Resora pecan trees have generated some of the best pecans over the past 5 years, due to the rigorous spraying, pruning and cultivation farming techniques. Developing a pecan cooperative and training other farmers on the best techniques to grow quality pecans.
Education is the key
Our Communities Come First
Deliver agriculture trainings and market growth opportunities that will positively impact the lives of farmers and growers in rural communities. We have developed opportunities with organizations like Red Tomato, Happy Dirt and others to create markets for our network of producers. In the near future, we will be revealing the grand opening of a 47,000 square foot building called the Community Hub that is dedicated to creating a Southwest Georgia regional farmer's market in Albany, GA. The market will feature fresh produce from Resora and surrounding farms.
Community Land Trust Movement Building
History of voter discrimination and intimidation tactics...