Virtual Talk 4-20-23: Black Flora - A Conversation About Inspiring Black Flower Farmers and Florists

Virtual Talk 4-20-23: Black Flora - A Conversation About Inspiring Black Flower Farmers and Florists

Thu, Apr 20, 2023
2:00 PM

The book Black Flora is about the Black flower farmers and florists who are often overlooked in the industry. In many instances, the people in this book have pivoted from different careers and have found peace in working with flowers. In other instances, the choice to grow flowers and create with them is a way of life versus traditional employment. This work is not easy; however, each person in this book is dedicated to working with flowers. Boldly stepping out from behind the scenes, these floral professionals have been brought to life, and it is hoped they will inspire the next generation of floral professionals.

Thursday, April 20, 2023
2:00 p.m. Eastern

Live on Zoom

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About the Speaker

Teresa J. Speight is an author, podcaster, and garden writer from Washington, DC. With ancestral sharecropping roots originating in North and South Carolina, she feels deeply connected with the earth. Teresa also works to reconnect people with the soil through one-on-one garden coaching and by offering curated “garden experiences” for small groups.

In addition to being the author of Black Flora: Profiles of Inspiring Black Flower Farmers + Florists, Teresa has also coauthored The Urban Garden: 101 Ways to Grow Food and Beauty in the City. On her podcast Cottage in the Court (available on Anchor or Apple Podcasts), Teresa introduces interesting people, discovers unique places, and adds a little poetry to remind everyone to embrace the garden, as it is here for us.