updated May 1, 2016

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upcoming events:
May 14st -- International Applachian Academy open house
May 21st -- Revival Gardens harvest dinner 6:30pm with Three Arrows music

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 mainly on the Upper Etowah River on the second Saturday afternoon (next one is May 14). All ages welcome 1:00 -- 4:30PM joe@worldclass.net

Join our annual RiversAlive Etowah River clean-up and invertebrate sampling on October 1st.

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 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 discussions and cross-cultural conversations


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


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

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