Community Read Book Discussion and History of Black Horticulture and Conservation with Abra Lee
Thursday, July 1, Time TBD
Get caught reading as we join local libraries and community partners for the annual Community Read sponsored by Longwood Gardens. Join us in reading “The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature” by J. Drew Lanham with the Hershey Public Library and Hershey Gardens. Guest speaker Abra Lee will weave her personal experiences with major themes and ideas in Lanham’s text while discussing the history and significance of black horticulture and conservation.
Abra Lee is a national speaker, writer and owner of “Conquer the Soil,” a platform that combines black garden history and current events to raise awareness of horticulture. She has spent “a lot of time in the dirt” as a municipal arborist, extension agent, airport landscape manager and more. Lee is a graduate of Auburn University and alumna of the Longwood Gardens Society of Fellows, a global network of public horticulture professionals.
This program is sponsored by Friends of the Hershey Public Library, Manada Conservancy and Hershey Gardens.
Check back soon for registration and timing details as they become available.