updated September 5th, 2013

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upcoming special events:
Oct. 19th -- Revival Gardens Organic Produce harvest dinner 6:30PM with Three Arrows music
Nov. 1-3 -- Hemlockfest: a weekend of live music and educational workshops to raise awareness and funding for combating the woolly adelgid, an invasive insect that is decimating the eastern hemlock trees

ecology and art
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  • Biological and Chemical Sampling of the upper Etowah River in Lumpkin County, GA
  • Birding in Southeastern North America
  • International Art Exchange Projects

River Critters Club: Macro-
Critter and bird tracking, invertebrate sampling, photography, and microscopy mainly on the Upper Etowah River on the second and fourth Saturday afternoon of every month All ages welcome 1:00 -- 4:30PM joe@worldclass.net

Join one of our annual RiversAlive Etowah and Chestatee River clean-up activities and meals on October 5 and/or October 12 with Lumpkin Coalition (photos)

Photographing Invertebrates during our 2013 samplings in January and October

Artwork from a seasonal invertebrate sampling on the upper Etowah in Lumpkin County Georgia, USA

River art exchange between Japanese and American students

farming and food
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  • Seasonal Farming and Cooking
  • Organic Certification Consulting
  • School Field Trips

Garden Bugs and Birds Club: Experience a morning in the garden and learn more about organic farming, bugs, and birds at Revival Gardens every second and fourth Saturday 9:00 -- 11:30 throughout the year realfood@revivalgardens.com

School Field Trip: learn how to think with the sun and the seasons to build a year-round garden and construct a homestead using recycled materials (trip details)

language and cultureFollow this link for an introduction

  • Japanese Language and Culture
  • Global Stories to introduce English and Japanese as second languages
  • Exploring World History and Literature

International Appalachian Academy

  Practice conversational Japanese and discuss topics in world history, related books and articles over dessert and tea: Japanese class is every Wednesday from 6:30-8; and on Thursdays at the same time, we have World History and cross-cultural conversations, aiming to bridge different cultures and histories in the U.S. and the world.

Spring Break in Yamanashi-ken, Japan (March 24th to April 7th, 2012)


Revival Gardens Organic Produce box subscriptions, catering, and garden design


Just Right Construction:
Quality new construction, renovations
, and maintanence

Three Arrows Music performances and music lessons for banjo, harmonica, fiddle and mandolin

International Appalchian Academy: private and on-line classes in Japanese language and World History


Appalachian Studies Center, North Georgia College
Georgia Adopt-a-Stream/Rivers Alive
Georgia Mountains Unitarian Universalist Church G.L.O.B.E. (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment)
Georgia Pick-and-Bow Programs
Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET)
Koyo Dahlonega
Liberty Middle School, Forsyth County
Lumpkin Coalition
Lumpkin County Elementary School
Trout Unlimited, Dahlonega