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African American Agricultural, Botanical, and Horticultural Traditions

June 8 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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June 8


1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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ONSITE | Saturday, June 8, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Gain a better understanding and appreciation for the multitude of contributions from African Americans to the farm, garden, herbal, horticultural and scientific traditions of the U.S. We’ll consider crops brought to this country from Africa, traditional diets combining those plants with the native plants of the Americas, and the food as medicine practices that have grown from this synthesis. We’ll also explore African American garden aesthetics, innovations in plant science and landscape practices.

Learn more and register for open classes here: https://www.ncarboretum.org/education-programs/adult-education-classes/