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Let our ancestors and mother nature be your guide 

Our Story


where we celebrate the rich heritage, resilience, and ingenuity of African-American gardening traditions.

We celebrate the rich heritage that traveled across the Atlantic in the Middle Passage and transformed into a rich heritage, resilience and ingenuity of the gardening traditions of African-Americans and the African Diaspora.

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Our Team

We are passionate advocates for understanding how the Middle Passage affected the gardening and culinary traditions of the Americas. With a background in journalism and health law, and a love for plants, out leadership is dedicated to promoting gardening as a means of connecting people with nature, fostering community resilience, preserving cultural heritage and understanding how what we eat effects our well-being.

Our Story & Mission

More than 11 million Africans traveled through enslavement across the Atlantic to the Americas beginning around. For the survivors, they adapted to the new environment in order to preserve their traditions while serving as the economic engine of the Americas and Western Europe.

What We Offer

Our website serves as a dynamic and evolving platform for sharing knowledge, resources,, stores and inspiration for everyone who believes in the transformative power of history and knowledge. From informative blog posts and curated literary and media resources, we strive to provide the tools and support necessary to empower individuals and communities to cultivate their green spaces. We will provide periodic updates, a quarterly newsletter, and a calendar of events (News and Updates); the farming and gardening organizations along with links to literary and media resources (Organizations and Resources);


Just as a river flows continuously, our journey at Gardening While Black is ever-evolving. We are committed to highlighting:

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