updated Jan. 13, 2018

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upcoming events:
Jan.20th 2018 -- International Applachian Academy open house a.k.a., the Garden Bugs, Birds, and River Critters C;ib
Jan. 27st -- Revival Gardens harvest dinner 6:30pm

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: invertebrate sampling, photography, and microscopy on the Upper Etowah River on the third Saturday afternoon (next one is this Saturday, January 20th). All ages welcome 1:00 -- 4:30PM joe@worldclass.net

Join our annual RiversAlive Etowah River clean-up and invertebrate sampling on September 29th, 2018, .

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 third Saturday 9:00 -- 11:30am throughout the year gardenbugsandbirds@worldclass.net

School Field Trips: Study science in a Cherokee Council House; learn to plant and harvest through every season; and build your own house with 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 over dessert and tea: Japanese class is every Wednesday from 6:30-8; and on World History meets on Thursdays at the same time.


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


Just Right Construction:
Quality new construction, renovations
, and property maintenance

Three Arrows Music performances and instruction for banjo, harmonica, fiddle and mandolin

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



Appalachian Studies Center, University of North Georgia
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 Program
Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET)
Koyo Bearings Dahlonega
Liberty Middle School, Forsyth County
Lumpkin Coalition
Lumpkin County Elementary School
Trout Unlimited, Dahlonega
University of North Georgia, Division of World Languages and Cultures