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The creative gifts of African Americans to landscape design and ornamental horticulture are rarely acknowledged, and when they are, they are often relegated to an agricultural narrative. This presentation reveals the rich 400-year legacy of how African American culture has shaped both the American landscape and our horticultural traditions.
About the Instructor:
Abra Lee is owner of Conquer the Soil, a brand at the intersection of plants and pop culture. She is a 2019–2020 Fellow at Longwood Gardens and has more than two decades of experience in horticulture, including as a municipal arborist and landscape manager for international airports in Atlanta and Houston.