Longwood Gardens’ Community Read Book Discussion with Abra Lee

Thursday, July 1 at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Virtual Program on Zoom.

Presented by Abra Lee. Please register online.

Pick up a copy of A Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature by J. Drew Lanham. We will be joined by Abra Lee to discuss her experiences as a African American woman Horticulturist, and a historical view of conservation in our area. Dr. Lanhams book is a wonderfully lyrical read and will offer a wonderful foundation for Abra Lee’s talk.

Abra Lee is a public horticulture leader in the making. From rural roots in Georgia, to a passion for the best contemporary Rhythm & Blues and hip hop music, fashion style, and the carefully curated details of hairstyles and nails – Abra sees the interweaving of horticulture and our everyday lives as a path to increasing horticulture’s relevance and importance for everyone.

An advocate for Planting Your Truth – she’s a member of the 2019-2020 cohort of The Longwood Fellows and she shares more about her plant life journey on Cultivating Place this week.

A Home Place by J. Drew Lanham.   Ruby’s Birds by Mya Thompson.

This program is sponsored by the Friends.