Class publishes new home and garden magazine in Oglethorpe Echo

The total Household Grown magazine staff collected 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 identified a new magazine, Dwelling Grown, slipped among the paper’s internet pages. 

Property Developed, which is also obtainable on the net, is a merchandise of Journalism instructor Lori Johnston’s Home and Back garden Reporting course. It was designed attainable thanks to a stipend from the UGA Libraries and the Heart for Instructing and Learning’s Unique Collections Libraries Fellows application, designed to convey archives-focused studying into lecture rooms.

“As I thought of how to very best use the funding from the plan, our College’s exertion to help save this virtually 150-yr-outdated weekly newspaper led me down the road to Oglethorpe County and the concept for a unique print and electronic publication,” Johnston wrote in her editor’s be aware on the magazine’s initially full website page. 

Grady Higher education and The Echo entered into a partnership in Oct 2021, and journalism students have served as the paper’s creating personnel for the earlier 13 months.

The semester-extensive project for the Residence and Backyard Reporting class started in the archives of UGA’s Distinctive Collections Libraries, exactly where college students pulled archival components, this sort of as maps and archived photos of properties in Oglethorpe County, to establish a basic knowledge of the county’s record and aesthetic. 

They furthered their being familiar with of the area’s culture, as well as its architecture and structure types, by interviewing citizens, artists, preservationists and gardeners in the county about their households, gardens and inventive 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-page journal involves profiles, how-tos and other tales depicting how residents of Oglethorpe County convey them selves through their residences and gardens. They produced stories, images and videos for the publication, which was designed by Amy Scott (AB ’20).

“Being a aspect of this class and contributing to the House Grown journal has been a tough and rewarding knowledge,” explained journalism significant Ashley Balsavias. “It’s wonderful to have a remaining products to present as a testomony to our diligent function for the previous couple of months.”

For a person university student, journalism key Christa Bugg, the project strike shut to house. While sifting via the library archives, Bugg identified a photograph from 1978 with a caption studying “Bugg House cr. 1710-20.” The single-bed room cabin, which sits on 150 acres of land hugging the Oconee National Forest, occurred to nonetheless be in the relatives, and Bugg, just after contacting up a relative, experienced the possibility to tour it. On web page 14 of House Developed magazine, Bugg tells the complete story. 

Print editions of House Grown magazine can be acquired in Oglethorpe County at Bell’s Foods Shop, Golden Pantry places or the Echo workplace in Lexington. 

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