By Sarah Fiorello

Colah looking at tree

“On the Black in the Garden podcast, mom, comedian, podcaster, and lifelong nature-lover, Colah B Tawkin discusses a range of topics that directly impact Black families and communities and our relationship with Mother Earth.”

With collaborative creations such as the Botanical Black History podcast series and self-published podcast companion media the “Black in the Garden Coloring Experience”, Colah advocates for diversity within the world of horticulture, centering the past, present, and future of plants and Black culture. She amplifies the voices and influence of Black people in the plant community, in the Americas, and globally. Through all of her ventures, Colah emphasizes the continued use of traditional knowledge and practices and celebratory, autonomous experiences that Black people have with plants.

Follow Colah’s Instagram page @blackinthegarden

Taylor Rae

Dedicated to preserving and honoring Black and Indigenous herbal traditions, fostering healing relationships between people and plants.

Chef Kuukua Yomekpe

At Asempe Kitchen, Chef Kuukua advocates for the preservation of traditional culinary practices that nourish both the body and the spirit.

Abra Lee

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.