Indigo in the News

South Carolina’s Blue Revival

Photographs by Caroline Gutman

Indigo was the second-largest cash crop in 18th-century South Carolina. According to recent stories in Smithsonian Magazine and National Geographic, a new crop of entrepreneurs is unearthing the history of indigo in the state and the plant’s roots in Africa. As a result, there is a renewed interest in indigo agriculture and arts on John’s Island and the surrounding community. Read the Smithsonian story hereRead the National Geographic story here.

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