Gardens of Black America (Online)
Abra Lee, noted horticulturalist, historian and writer, researches Black garden history and raises awareness of the subject through social media. In this program, she will discuss gardens of Black America. Black Americans have laid out a cultural blueprint for garden design in their own personal spaces. In this conversation we will explore these historic legacies and the plants they used to beautify homes and communities.
Abra Lee is a fifth generation native of Atlanta with a horticulture degree from Auburn. Her blossoming career has taken her from greenhouse worker to municipal arborist, University of Georgia Extension Agent, to Landscape Manager at international airports in Atlanta and Houston, to distinguished 2020 Longwood Gardens Fellow. She founded the social media platform Conquer the Soil (found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), which raises horticultural awareness through Black garden history and current events. Her book “Conquer the Soil: Black America and the Untold Stories of Our Country’s Gardeners, Farmers and Growers” will be published by Timber Press in the fall of 2022.
Please register for this virtual program from the library's events calendar. An email with the Zoom link will be sent out at 6:00pm, one hour before the program is scheduled to start.
This program is co-sponsored by the Suburban Garden Club and with donations given to the Friends of the Library in memory of Cheshire resident Al Sanders.
- Wednesday, February 16, 2022
- 7:00pm - 8:15pm
- Zoom Virtual Meeting (Adult)
Time Zone: Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)