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The podcast that resides at the intersection of Black Culture and horticulture in a world where all the garden fairies and most of the gnomes are white. Hosted by millennial black plant enthusiast and self proclaimed Plantrepreneur, Colah B Tawkin. 'Conversations WILL be had' on a range of topics that directly influence and impact black plant keepers as we blackily impact and influence the world.

Follow @blackinthegarden in IG and Tune in weekly! Send any questions, concerns or feedback to blackinthegarden@gmail.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blackinthegarden/support

Black in the Garden Colah B

    • Leisure
    • 4.9 • 127 Ratings

The podcast that resides at the intersection of Black Culture and horticulture in a world where all the garden fairies and most of the gnomes are white. Hosted by millennial black plant enthusiast and self proclaimed Plantrepreneur, Colah B Tawkin. 'Conversations WILL be had' on a range of topics that directly influence and impact black plant keepers as we blackily impact and influence the world.

Follow @blackinthegarden in IG and Tune in weekly! Send any questions, concerns or feedback to blackinthegarden@gmail.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blackinthegarden/support

    Planting Seeds of Resilience with Tabia Lisenbee Parker: Pt. 1

    Planting Seeds of Resilience with Tabia Lisenbee Parker: Pt. 1

    In this celebratory episode of Black in the Garden we meet the the visionary behind Seeds of Resilience, Tabia Lisenbee Parker. Seeds of Resilience emphasizes the stories of black farmers in Atlanta in a series of short documentaries that brings the experiences of Black agrarians in Atlanta to the forefront.
    As a gatherer of stories, their new documentary season continues the black oral tradition of telling our stories first hand. We unpack the origin in this part of the conversation and get to know more about Tabia in the next episode.

    • 36 min
    The Origin of Rich Soil with Kristine Mays Pt. 2

    The Origin of Rich Soil with Kristine Mays Pt. 2

    This episode is focusing on artist Kristine Mays who's wire sculptures are currently touring public gardens across the U.S.(most recently featured at Atlanta Botanical Garden). The exhibit is called Rich Soil. Join us for part 2 of this conversation to hear Kristines story of how the Rich Soil exhibit was inspired, the process of her labor and the exhiobit's bi-coastal journey.

    • 33 min
    Soil Cousins! Time for the Soil Festival!

    Soil Cousins! Time for the Soil Festival!

    Soil Cousins, come join me this weekend at the 2022 Soil Festival in Atlanta, GA presented by Food Well Alliance, Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture and WABE!

    • 7 min
    The Origin of Rich Soil with Kristine Mays Pt. 1

    The Origin of Rich Soil with Kristine Mays Pt. 1

    This episode is focusing on artist Kristine Mays who's wire sculptures are currently touring public gardens across the U.S.(most recently featured at Atlanta Botanical Garden). The exhibit is called Rich Soil. Join us for part 1 of this conversation to get inspired by Kristines story of starting from humble beginnings in San Francisco.

    • 58 min
    Into the (420) Weeds w/ Jules

    Into the (420) Weeds w/ Jules

    This Year's 420 episode welcomes Cannabis Cup winner, vermicompost king and soil researcher Jules Giuliano. Jules gets into the weeds about cannabis cultivation with Colah B Tawkin. They discuss the life cycle of the plant and how vermicompost makes it less stressful to cultivate. Jules shares how he learned vermicomposting from a Chi Town stoner and the unexpected story of his claim to the Cannabis Cup. Jules and Colah conclude with a plot for the next great stoner flick.

    • 45 min
    Her Landscape of Memory w/ Jeanette Ankoma-Sey

    Her Landscape of Memory w/ Jeanette Ankoma-Sey

    Born in Ghana and raised in Liberia before coming to America as a child, landscape architect Jeanette Ankoma-Sey shares her journey, experience and unique perspective with Colah B Tawkin in this insightful conversation! She shed a lot of light on what goes into the work of pros like herself that is largely unappreciated by those they serve. Jeanette got her landscape architecture master's degree at Cornell and works for Arlington county in Arlington, Virginia, Department of Parks and Recreation.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

Saharasiren ,

Cacklin in the Garden

This show is everything that never knew I needed. Colah brings on amazing guests and covers a variety of plant and garden topics. I always learn something new while cuttin up with my soil cousins. 🌱

19snb79 ,

Phenomenal

This is the perfect podcast for anyone with an interest in plants, gardening, and horticulture seasoned with humor, culture and love for her people. I have thoroughly enjoyed listening.

kearneyjr ,

Not A Plant Guy But…

I’m not a plant guy, in the least. But I do appreciate her approach to horticulture: it’s much more about “The Culture” than it is a scientific breakdown of plants and soil. Not that science is bad but I ain’t there yet. I’m just here for the jokes and plant talk from people who look and sound like me.

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