Monday, June 18, 2012

History in the Garden

If you're interested in garden history, there is a terrific article in the New York Times about the recreation of slavery-era African American gardens.  Both Kathe Hambrick-Jackson of the River Road African American Museum and Michael Twitty, a culinary historian, are at the forefront of a movement to educate people about the important role that heirloom plants played in effecting survival and independence among African Americans.  The article profiles them, and others, who aspire to educate their communities about these lost gardening traditions.
To view the article, see Freedom Gardens: The Seeds of Survival


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