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Plant Sale: Seeds of Survival and Celebration

Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center
124 Comstock Knoll Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

Join us for a special sale featuring plants contained in the “Seeds of Survival and Celebration: Plants and the Black Experience” exhibit.  Following a guided tour of the exhibit at 1:00 pm, you can take home some of the plants featured in the exhibit, including okra, black-eyed peas, eggplant, collard greens, gourds, and other plants grown and used by enslaved Africans and their descendants in the Americas. The garden installation and exhibit illustrate the deep connections enslaved Africans in the Americas had with plants that provided medicines, materials, and supplements to their often-meager food rations; and how today the plants provide joy and hope to generations of descendants of the enslaved and enrich the cuisines enjoyed across American society. 

Fee:                       Free; pre-registration is not required.

Location:             Nevin Welcome Center

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