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Tour: Seeds of Survival and Celebration --- Plants and the Black Experience

Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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

Join us for a guided tour of this plant display and exhibit that includes dozens of plants that were grown and used by enslaved Africans and their descendants in the Americas. This 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.

Instructor: Botanic Gardens staff

Location: Meet at the Nevin Welcome Center

Additional Dates:

Saturday tours at 1:00 p.m.:

June 17 (plants sale following tour)

July 8

August 26

September 9

Octpber 7

Friday tours at 12:00 p.m.:

June 23

July 28

August 25

September 29

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Cornell Botanic Gardens, Sustainability

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