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Tues., Aug. 1; 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Conquer the Soil: An Evening of Stories with Abra Lee

Join Storyteller Abra Lee for an Evening of History, Horticulture and More!

Black Americans have always been trailblazers, leaders, and visionaries in the world of plants — from the first Black florist west of the Mississippi to a multihyphenate entomological artist extraordinaire, from academics who have led the way shaping future generations of horticulturists to the popular garden club women of Pittsburgh. For one special evening, guests can join storyteller and author Abra Lee on a journey through American history as we celebrate these iconic plant people and their extraordinary achievements.

About the Speaker

Abra Lee is a storyteller and author of the forthcoming book Conquer the Soil: Black America and the Untold Stories of Our Country’s Gardeners, Farmers, and Growers. She has spent a whole lotta time in the dirt as a municipal arborist and airport landscape manager. Her work has been featured in media including The New York Times, NPR, Fine Gardening, and Veranda Magazine. Lee is a graduate of Auburn University and an alumna of the Longwood Gardens Society of Fellows, a global network of public horticulture professionals. She is Director of Horticulture at Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta.

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