Class publishes new home and garden magazine in Oglethorpe Echo

Class publishes new home and garden magazine in Oglethorpe Echo

The full Home Grown magazine team gathered to celebrate the publication's release on Thursday, Dec. 8.
The full Property Grown magazine crew gathered to celebrate the publication’s release on Thursday, Dec. 8. (Image: Jackson Schroeder)

Those people who picked up the Dec. 8 edition of The Oglethorpe Echo newspaper observed a new journal, Property Grown, slipped amongst the paper’s web pages. 

Dwelling Developed, which is also accessible on the net, is a product or service of Journalism lecturer Lori Johnston’s Household and Garden Reporting course. It was manufactured doable thanks to a stipend from the UGA Libraries and the Center for Training and Learning’s Distinctive Collections Libraries Fellows method, created to bring archives-concentrated understanding into lecture rooms.

“As I regarded how to greatest use the funding from the software, our College’s energy to save this nearly 150-yr-old weekly newspaper led me down the highway to Oglethorpe County and the plan for a distinctive print and digital publication,” Johnston wrote in her editor’s notice on the magazine’s initially whole web page. 

Grady School and The Echo entered into a partnership in October 2021, and journalism students have served as the paper’s producing employees for the previous 13 months.

The semester-extended venture for the Property and Backyard Reporting class commenced in the archives of UGA’s Distinctive Collections Libraries, in which pupils pulled archival materials, such as maps and archived images of properties in Oglethorpe County, to build a basic comprehension of the county’s record and aesthetic. 

They furthered their knowing of the area’s tradition, as well as its architecture and style and design kinds, by interviewing inhabitants, artists, preservationists and gardeners in the county about their households, gardens and artistic passions. 

A quote card that reads “Being a part of this course and contributing to the Home Grown magazine has been a challenging and rewarding experience,” said journalism major Ashley Balsavias. “It’s great to have a final product to show as a testament to our diligent work for the past few months.”The 16-web page magazine involves profiles, how-tos and other tales depicting how inhabitants of Oglethorpe County express themselves as a result of their residences and gardens. They manufactured tales, images and movies for the publication, which was created by Amy Scott (AB ’20).

“Being a portion of this course and contributing to the House Grown journal has been a difficult and fulfilling working experience,” reported journalism significant Ashley Balsavias. “It’s excellent to have a closing merchandise to present as a testament to our diligent operate for the previous number of months.”

For one scholar, journalism key Christa Bugg, the undertaking strike near to house. Though sifting by the library archives, Bugg located a photograph from 1978 with a caption reading “Bugg Residence cr. 1710-20.” The single-bedroom cabin, which sits on 150 acres of land hugging the Oconee National Forest, transpired to however be in the household, and Bugg, following contacting up a relative, experienced the chance to tour it. On webpage 14 of Household Developed magazine, Bugg tells the whole tale. 

Print editions of Residence Developed magazine can be obtained in Oglethorpe County at Bell’s Food stuff Retail outlet, Golden Pantry destinations or the Echo office environment in Lexington. 

Date: December 12, 2022
Creator:  Jackson Schroeder,  [email protected]