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Horticulture as an Act of Conquest (Online Lecture)

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Why do American yards and gardens look the way they do? How was it decided which plants were desirable? Where did these plants originate and how did they get into U.S. soil? Join Justin (@countrygentlemancooks) as he tackles these questions by analyzing the history of horticulture and how it intersects with colonization, enslavement, and climate change.

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Hosted by

  • Team member
    Emily Hestness (she/her) Education Specialist - Urban Agriculture @ U.S. Botanic Garden

  • Team member
    Grace Anderson (she/her) Education Specialist - Science Educator @ United States Botanic Garden

  • Guest speaker
    Justin Robinson

    Justin Robinson is a NC native. The descendant of sharecroppers and large landowners, he is constantly exploring the complex relationship between people and their surroundings. He has an M.S. in Forestry from N.C. State University and carries on the ethnobotany work of his grandfather, J.G. Johnson.

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