Nurturing cultural heritage through plants
These cultivators stand as living connectors to the historical roots of Black plant traditions, illuminating the significant roles these plants and practices play in contemporary society. Click on each image to explore their important work.
Dedicated to preserving and honoring Black and Indigenous herbal traditions, fostering healing relationships between people and plants.
Advocates for diversity within the world of horticulture, centering the past, present, and future of plants and Black culture.
Karen supports past, present, and future Black farmers and communities in their pursuit of food justice.
An invaluable guide for communities seeking to reclaim food sovereignty, transcend structural barriers and be resilient and resourceful.
An Afro-Indigenous centered community farm committed to uprooting racism and seeding sovereignty in the food system
Dedicated to providing opportunity and support to families to celebrate joyous experiences in nature and preserving agricultural knowledge.
A distinguished culinary historian and author who delves into the rich tapestry of African American foodways and the enduring influence of enslaved Africans on American cuisine.
As the president of the board of directors, Dr. Nia Nunn is committed to uplifting and celebrating Black experiences and voices at Southside Community Center.
Owner of Nu Spice catering, which fosters a deeper appreciation for the cultural significance and sustainability of our culinary traditions.
Amanda david offers programs that highlight the wisdom and cultural significance of traditional herbalism and environmental stewardship within the Black community.
At Asempe Kitchen, Chef Kuukua advocates for the preservation of traditional culinary practices that nourish both the body and the spirit.
Horticulturist Abra Lee recovers the lost folklore of Black garden history and celebrates the legacy of ancestors who laid the foundations for America’s horticultural landscape, especially Black women.