The Culture of Gardening with Abra Lee: “The Work is in Our Hands”
Through determination, enthusiasm, and willpower Black women overcame ugliness in America to cultivate beauty in the landscape. This is a discussion of how their self-expression and activism through gardening led to a lasting legacy of community pride throughout generations.
About the speaker:
Abra Lee is a national speaker, writer, and owner of Conquer the Soil @conquerthesoil, a platform that combines Black garden history and current events to raise awareness of horticulture. She has spent a whole lotta time in the dirt as a municipal arborist, extension agent, airport landscape manager, and more. Lee is a graduate of Auburn University and alumna of the Longwood Gardens Society of Fellows, a global network of public horticulture professionals.
The Culture of Gardening is a series through the OSU Extension Master Gardener Program, designed to amplify, celebrate and center the stories of cultural connection through gardening.
Registration is required, there is no cost, and it is open to both OSU Extension Master Gardener volunteers and to the public. Access is limited to the first 1,000 to join the Zoom webinar. We will also be broadcasting the talk via Facebook Live, and a recording will be available on our website within one week of the presentation.