From NYTimes by Stephen Satterfield 

“With the proliferation of Instagram accounts like Black Men With Gardens and Black Girls With Gardens, initiatives like Black Sanctuary Gardens, garden-centered podcasts like Black in the Garden and even a boom in Black-owned seed companies, this is a moment in which Black gardeners are turning — or returning — to traditions of sustenance, solidarity and sanctuary. They are finding a new sense of refuge in a traditional act of horticulture.”

“For many Black Americans, land has long been associated with displacement. But even a modest garden can offer a sense of belonging.”


“… a garden plot is a place. From the perspective of privilege, “place” may sound like an ordinary thing. But for displaced people, it can be transformational.”

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