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June 2024

Conquer the Soil: a Lecture by Abra Lee

    • Sun, 06/02/2024
  • 4 Maude Adams Road, Tannersville, NY 12485

Abra Lee is poised to captivate audiences as she shares from her upcoming book, a remarkable profile of 45 hidden figures in horticulture – Black women and men whose exceptional careers in the plant world have remained largely unknown or overlooked. In her presentation, Abra will cast a spotlight on these remarkable individuals, giving them the recognition, they truly deserve while enhancing our collective understanding of horticultural history.

Abra and other authors are featured in The New York Times’ article “Black Gardeners Find Refuge in the Soil”. To view the article, click HERE.

 Abra Lee is a storyteller, horticulturist, and author of the forthcoming book Conquer the Soil: Black America and the Untold Stories of Our Country’s Gardeners, Farmers, and Growers. Her extensive experience spans roles as a municipal arborist and airport landscape manager, immersing her in the world of gardening. Her work has graced renowned media like The New York Times, NPR, Fine Gardening, and Veranda Magazine. Lee holds a degree from Auburn University College of Agriculture and is an esteemed alumna of the Longwood Gardens Society of Fellows, a global network of public horticulture professionals. 

 This program is presented in collaboration with Mountain Top Historical Society and is sponsored in part by The Bank of Greene County.

Registration is free for MTHS and Arboretum members and $10 for non-members. Registration is required.


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