Black in the Garden

By Colah B

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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

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Black in ATL Botanical Garden! w: Moe Hemmings
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 Episode 5 of Season 4 opens with an enthusiastic chat about a recent visit to Atlanta Botanical Garden between Colah and our Soil Cousin from NYC, Niyyah who you ought to know as @thebloomjourney online.



Colah had the pleasure of welcoming Moe Hemmings, Community Outreach Manager at Atlanta Botanical Garden to the podcast. They chopped it up about Moe's interests and work at ABG. Colah was excited to chat careers at the garden, how ABG partners with similar organizations, the value of volunteering at the garden (and anywhere you want to be!) and much more. Listen to get the tea on Atlanta Botanical Garden's plant cuttings and funeral policy!


Find out more about Atlanta Botanical Garden 

https://atlantabg.org/


Learn more about Niyyah:

@thebloomjourney on Instagram

The Bloom Journey on Facebook


This episode is Sponsored by Motherland Essentials, a Black woman owned business handcrafting beautiful plant based soaps + bath & body products essential for ALL skin types. Support the podcast AND save 15% by using code BLACKINTHEGARDEN at checkout: motherlandessentials.com

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Jul 21, 2021
Mindfully Yours: on Mushrooms and the Moon with Carrington!
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This week we’re joined by a dear friend of the show & OG Soil Cousin: mushroom enthusiast, moon and Monstera whisperer Carrington to discuss her passions. Spoiler alert: All her passions are linked to veganism and embodying the mission to do no harm but you gotta tune in for the tea. Carrington was an inspiration to Colah in a way that we hope will also be inspiring to you on your growing journey!


Become a patron to see and hear the full uncut interview of this amazing episode!


Keep up with and support Carrington:

@withcarrington on Instagram and TikTok

Linktr.ee/withcarrington

This episode is Sponsored by Motherland Essentials, a Black woman owned business handcrafting beautiful plant based soaps + bath & body products essential for ALL skin types. Support the podcast AND save 15% by using code BLACKINTHEGARDEN at checkout: motherlandessentials.com

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Jul 13, 2021
Food for the Culture with KJ Kearney
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Charleston native, Public servant, teacher, Founder of Red Rice day, food historian, sneaker head, founder of Black food Fridays (aka your fave Black foodie on Tik Tok)

host of Fix Your Plate podcast, future television host and visionary Blackspert: KJ Kearney joined Colah for a deep dive on Black culture through the lens of Black food and Gullah Geechee culture. Find out how Black in the Garden influenced his viral Black Food Fridays movement and how you can support!

Become a patron to hear the full uncut interview and sign up for our mailing list to learn more about the literary gems KJ dropped on this amazing episode 


Keep up with and support KJ :

@Blackfoodfridays on Instagram and TikTok

Patreon.com/blackfoodfridays

Tune in to Fix Your Plate podcast on the same podcatcher you’re on NOW


This episode is Sponsored by Motherland Essentials, a Black woman owned business handcrafting beautiful plant based soaps + bath & body products essential for ALL skin types. Support the podcast AND save 15% by using code BLACKINTHEGARDEN at checkout: motherlandessentials.com
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Jul 06, 2021
Healing with Plants w/Ananda Lewis
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Episode 2 of Season 4 kicks off with a new segment with the ‘chirren’ and The Chocolate botanist Derek Haynes. Our guest is media legend Ananda Lewis!
Ananda was excited to be on Black  in the Garden because of the 1000+ interviews she’s participated in she had never had a conversation about her relationship with plants. Colah and Ananda discussed how plants helped her survive cancer, how plants helped her bond with her Grandma June and a nasty vice she unconventionally overcame.

This episode is Sponsored by Motherland Essentials, a Black woman owned business handcrafting beautiful plant based soaps + bath & body products essential for ALL skin types. Support the podcast AND save 15% by using code BLACKINTHEGARDEN at checkout: motherlandessentials.com

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 @Blackinthegarden on Instagram  @Blacknthegarden on Twitter
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Jun 29, 2021
Daddy B Tawkin: Father’s Day Special!
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Black in the Garden kicks off Season 4 during Juneteenth and Father’s Day weekend with a candid conversation between Colah and her Dad. 

Daddy B Tawkin discusses his dad and early years farming, his family’s garden and life in rural Georgia during the Civil Rights era. Mama B Tawkin even made a cameo!


Dig in to this episode to hear more about:

Why Daddy didn’t want to continue farming as an adult.

An encounter with the KKK.

Racism in the military, especially in Iceland.

The struggle to claim his father’s settlement from Pigford II class action lawsuit.

And much more!


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 @Blackinthegarden on Instagram  @Blacknthegarden on Twitter


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Jun 20, 2021
Momming with Plants! ::Bonus::
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Colah has another compelling conversation with our OG Soil Sista, Brittany from Season 1, Ep. 8: Stay #PlantWoke.  This bonus episode (we still spring breakin) is all things momming and it’s explicit, real and as witty as you’ve come to expect from the conversations with Colah B Tawkin on Black in the Garden!


Reference episode:

Good Moms Bad Choices: How to Heal Your Inner Child ft. Devi Brown

Keep up with Brittany: brittanyminor.com @blackgirlgreenworld on Instagram 

IGTV: Plants I Didn’t Kill

Greeting card mentioned: Kindred paper company on Etsy



Support the moms mentioned:

CaShawn Thompson: www.CaShawn.com and buy ORIGINAL merch on www.blackgirlsaremagic.com

Synitta Walker: theepurpleonion.medium.com

Brittni: @leave_it_to_brittni on Instagram 

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patreon.com/blackinthegarden 

 @Blackinthegarden on Instagram  @Blacknthegarden on Twitter

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May 10, 2021
Throwback: Becoming a Plant Revolutionary with Monai McCullough Pt. 1
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Episode 10 of season 2 is Part 1 of conversation with Monai, known by many as the Plant Mom of Amsterdam. She talks us through her journey from a kid in Jamaica Queens raised by a mama who made her go outside and camp every summer to becoming an international plant revolutionary in Amsterdam. She dabbled in floristry and fashion merchandising but a lunch break plant habit activated the plant mom in her who has helped and inspired many green thumbs! Monai's story is proof that it pays to see the beauty in this unpredictable journey we're all on called life. Follow on Instagram @plantmom.amsterdam 


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May 04, 2021
Spring Breakin: PSA
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Colah is pumping the (Spring) Breaks on Season 3 because: rest!
Stay tuned for updates and Bonus episodes as we prepare for Season 4 in May.

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Apr 07, 2021
A Whole Design Star: Carmeon Hamilton
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Nubi Interiors boss, environmental curator and designer extraordinaire, Carmeon Hamilton joined Colah to discuss her journey from child of a Plant Lady to multi talented designer in high demand! Carmeon shares how she almost quit plants but they never quit her, how she feels about her feature in Architectural Digest and much more! 


Follow on Instagram: @carmeon.hamilton

Go to carmeonhamilton.com 

💁🏽‍♀️Lifestyle Blog

🪴plant guide

📅booking


Go to blkinthegarden.com to get your Melanin on Mustard T-shirt while supplies last!

🌱Sow a seed of Support for the podcast, get behind the scenes and become a PATRON!

patreon.com/blackinthegarden 

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Mar 31, 2021
Meet Plantdemic Survivor: Hallease!
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Colah wants us all to get matching Black in the Garden t-shirts and eradicate some very stubborn weeds.

As we dig deeper into Season 3 we are Joined by the multi creative video maven and storytelling content creator, Hallease! 


Hallease knew plants were important from a tender age influenced by her grandfather, but it took decorating her apartment to claim some additional plant benefits leading to an unexpected way of growing (and killing a few) plants. As a Plantdemic plant mama, Hallease wasted no time incorporating her growing journey into her beautiful YouTube videos. Colah was hype to expound on the connection between defeating ignorance and growing with Leca. Go getchu a cup of tea to catch the vibes!



▶️Watch the brilliance: YouTube.com/hallease 

📷What she do 4da gram: @Hallease.mp4

💸Support with coins: Patreon.com/hallease


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patreon.com/blackinthegarden 

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Mar 24, 2021
Eat What Bugs You: w/ Entomophagy Enthusiast, JaVon
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Colah has some announcements, most notably Merch is AVAILABLE now on blkinthegarden.com 🥳and supplies are limited so cop yours TODAY! This episode may not be for the faint of heart but it definitely is for the open minded as our conversation is centering entomophagy: the practice of eating insects.🍴🐌🍴


Colah and JaVon Lattimore, our resident entomophagy enthusiast, have a very insightful conversation starting with Gardening vs farming and her entomology origin story. They also unpack forensic entomology, the entomophagy spectrum of interest, ambitions as a entotarian, where to shop to start  on your entomophagy journey, dating with ‘quirks’ and predictions linking the future of entomophagy and ♻️sustainability. 🐜Spoiler alert: bugs could be the protein source and saving grace of the future!


Follow JaVon on Instagram for visuals and inspiration:

@En.tune

@Insectinsight

@Vonnroach


Go to blkinthegarden.com to get your Melanin on Mustard T-shirt while supplies last!

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patreon.com/blackinthegarden 

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Mar 16, 2021
Seed Sowing Energy!
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Colah is solo this week (Last week was a bye week because: moving) reflecting on when the seed of this podcast took root and getting hype about sowing spring seeds! 


Spring is springing optimism and this episode connects sowing seeds to a few themes like Setting intentions, Optimism and Visualizing. 

Colah shares a few tips for sowing seeds (which we will revisit in depth again soon) and sowing with kids!


Check out The Plant Nook Podcast:

https://linktr.ee/theplantnook

Listen to Setting Intentions with Plants: episode 6 of Season 1

The Grow Guide podcast

https://linktr.ee/thegrowguidepod


Seedmailseed.co code: BLACKINTHEGARDEN 

Buy 5 get 1 FREE


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patreon.com/blackinthegarden or send a donation $blackinthegarden

🎙Tune in to The Plant Kiki on the same podcatcher you’re listening on today.

♻️Join The Compost Society @compostsociety @Blackinthegarden on Instagram   @Blacknthegarden in Twitter

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Mar 09, 2021
Planks and Pistils! with John Caleb Pendleton
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Episode 12 of Season 3 is upon us as Colah B Tawkin reflect on some lessons from Black History Month 2021. 

We’re joined by floral and wood designer, John Pendleton from Chicago. Colah and John unpacked quite a bit on topics like:


🪵Masculinity in the floral design world.

🌷His love for sawdust and creating boutonnières.  

💐Musings on the vision and six figure flower budget of the Roc Nation brunch. 

☠️The silent and rusty G in HGTV.

🎥Some of John’s favorite scenes of Black folks with flowers like Black is King.

😒The whitewashed floral supply chain. 

👧🏾Engaging Black youth in floristry and much more!


Shout outs: the legend, Marsha P. Johnson and 

Maurice Harris @bloomandplume
@oldchapcharity


Follow and support John’s floral artistry.

@Planksandpistils

Facebook: Planks & Pistils


🌱Sow a seed of Support for the podcast, get behind the scenes and become a PATRON!

patreon.com/blackinthegarden 

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Feb 23, 2021
Hyper Creativity & HELLA Plants!
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***If this episode appears late or double please excuse the technical hiccup. If this episode was missing from your library...Enjoy!***

Colah B Tawkin is back like she never left in the Season 3 PREMIERE of Black in the Garden. 🥳We start on a vulnerable note as Colah makes a passionate call to action.
 We have a cute new segment with the kids and our Urban Farm Sista Nadia to help us learn and embrace #BUGLIFE🐞 You’re going to need your biggest bag to collect the gems 💎 that are dropped in this incredible Season opener of Season 3: Black in the Garden with the soulful-est Sista, Lucrecer who literally brought the THUNDER⚡️! There was so much life game given in this conversation between two Soil Sista frands. 
You’re gonna want to sip tea to this! ‼️
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Tune into The Plant Kiki and join the Compost Society ‼️ Shout outs: Amber @fromcarpools2cocktails Brayan @brother.earthh, Rob @planterrob and Ashley Renne
Follow and support Lucrecer: 
Get into HELLA PLANTS on Instagram @soulsistaplants 
Twitter: soulsistaplants 
Facebook: Soul Sista Plants 
Shop her beautiful online store featuring her original art: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LucrecerBraxton?ref=shop_sugg . 
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Sow a seed of Support for the podcast and become a PATRON! patreon.com/blackinthegarden @Blackinthegarden on Instagram @Blacknthegarden Visit linktr.ee/blackinthegarden for all Black in the Garden Everythang!! Drop a line: Blackinthegarden@gmail.com #Blackinthegarden and Subscribe on YouTube : Black in the Garden

Feb 18, 2021
Environmental Artistry with Detroit Hives!
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Colah needs your feedback! 

Complete the Soil Cousin survey to be entered to win $$


 ✏️ https://forms.gle/hJZuUdnLxMMrXkb37


On Episode 11 of Season 3 Colah talks with Environmental artists and community service visionaries: Tim and Nicole of  Detroit Hives!

Colah B Tawkin is excited to share their story with you that started with A jar of local honey from the corner store on a snack run. That honey helped to heal Timothy from a chronic cough and ultimately lead to an amazing community service initiative aimed to reinvigorate and activate spaces left blighted by Detroit’s Economic depression.

They even took time to drop some Black History facts on Shirley Anne Jackson, Charles Henry Turner and George Washington Carver that will help you to ‘bee inspired’ 


Show them some support and follow them:

Detroithives.org

Instagram: @detroithives

Facebook : Detroit Hives

Twitter : @detroithives

Email: Info@detroithives.org


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patreon.com/blackinthegarden 

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♻️Join The Compost Society @compostsociety @Blackinthegarden on Instagram   @Blacknthegarden in Twitter

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Feb 17, 2021
Agricultural Revolution! Ft/ Colah B on Black Equity Podcast
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Soil Cousins! Issa CROSSOVER episode! Colah B Tawkin was interviewed by host of The Black Equity Podcast, our #Podcousin, DJ Moultrie. Enjoy learning more about Colah as she speaks candidly about her journey, creativity, visions for Black folks in agriculture and much more!


“What you do on one level, you do on another” DJ Moultrie


Subscribe and listen to Black Equity Network:

https://linktr.ee/blackequitypod

Follow on Instagram: @Blackequitynetwork


Shoutouts:

📊How to Acquire Podcast

🪴The Plant Kiki Podcast 

👨🏾‍🌾Food Talks in Color Podcast

🌶Afro Beets Podcast


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♻️Join The Compost Society @compostsociety @Blackinthegarden on Instagram   @Blacknthegarden in Twitter

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Feb 09, 2021
Grounded via Plant Parenthood: Prequel w/ Alexander Hardy
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Colah rings in the Negro New Year aka Black History Month with her Soil Cousins Kamili and Derek from The Plant Kiki to (hilariously) highlight Botanical Black History Figure Dr. Marie Clark Taylor. Tune into the 'Bustin Down Botanical Black History' episode of the Plant Kiki for the whole conversation.


We continue our conversation with Alexander Hardy in the pre-quel from 2020 when he first became a proud plant dad. The theme of mental health prevailed as Alex candidly delved into first experiences with depression during his residence in Panama (land of his grandmother). We learn more about his struggles with homelessness in NYC while becoming a mental health advocate and striving to find a home of his own to feel safe enough to become a plant parent. Since we went deep on mental health and understand that some of our Soil Cousins may be in need of resources to get through thangs please consider these links provided by Alex:


💚BlackLine: 24/7 hotline to support, affirm and provide healing to folks who are most impacted by systemic oppression with an LGBTQ+ Black Femme Lens 1(800)604-5841
💚warmline.org A national directory of lines by state, generally operated by those who’ve experienced trauma themselves and are in recovery.

📻Bassey Ikpi on NPR
https://wamu.org/story/19/08/17/bassey-ikpi-on-im-telling-the-truth-but-im-lying/


🧑🏾‍🏫On Dr. Marie Clark Taylor

https://www.womeninhorticulture.com/post/woman-of-firsts-marie-clark-taylor


Support Alex:
@Alexgottaeat :IG

TheAlexanderhardy.Com on Janet Jackson’s internet

Twitter : Chrisalexander_


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patreon.com/blackinthegarden 

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Feb 02, 2021
Grounded via Plant Parenthood Pt.1 w/ Alexander Hardy
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On Episode 9 of Season 3 we take time to Learn a bit from Dr. Hayley about Cover Crops aka Green Manure in the Garden 411.🍃♻️

Colah introduces the sequel to the prequel of her conversation with her writerly friend, Alexander Hardy who recently published an article🖊: Deeply rooted: What plant fatherhood taught me about caring for myself


In the conversation unpacking this dope article we get into Alex’s writerly origin story. The theme felt very much like: vulnerability🥺as Colah and Alex discussed homelessness and mental health as it relates to Plant Parenthood. The meditation was timely: a reflection on the Ari Lennox song, Grounded.


Shout outs: The Extraordinary Negroes, The Plant Nook, Bloom and Grow Radio and 2 Girls 1 Plant


Article link:

https://www.mic.com/p/deeply-rooted-what-plant-fatherhood-taught-me-about-caring-for-myself-55139204


Read more from Alex:
TheAlexanderhardy.Com
IG: @Alexgottaeat

Twitter: @Chrisalexander_


🎵 Get into the jam:

Ari Lennox ‘Grounded’ 🎶 

🪴Grounded-plants.com 

Youtube: https://youtu.be/EQjAuht_yyY


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Jan 26, 2021
The Plants Chose Me! Feat. Jade, The Black Plant Chick
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Podcaster, author, business woman, plantrepreneur AND plantfluencer extraordinaire Jade aka the 

Fiddle leaf fig whisperer joins us on Season 3!  Jade chops it up with Colah B Tawkin and 

tells us how the plants chose her. If you’ve heard The Black Plant Chick podcast you know    How much Jade loves Big plant energy! She drops gems on building community, 

Consulting and knowing your worth. Of course Jade and Colah talked about Podcasting cause Issa podcast! 


Shoutout to 

Niyyah, @theBloomjourney 


Support our Soil Sista, get into her podcast, buy merch and hire her!

Blackplantchick.com

@blackplantchick on Instagram 


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patreon.com/blackinthegarden 

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Jan 19, 2021
Playing the Trombone Squash with Farmer Ken!
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Episode 7 of Season 3 is packed with all your faves including the kids, our resident entomologist Nadia and Garden 411 with Dr. Hayley! 

Colah had a dope conversation with the brilliant and highly educated Farmer Ken who is as creative musically as he is in the garden. Ken dropped knowledge about Chickens and what a food forest is plus how to make the most of it. In discussing Hardiness zones/sunset zones we learned about California climate misconceptions and how Microclimates work. Our Botanical Brotha was happy to share some of his favorite rare and interesting herbs and crops and Colah was hype about it! 


Support and follow Farmer Ken:
Instagram @farmerkenofficial
Facebook @TheFarmerKen
Twitter @TheFarmerKen
Linktr.ee/TheFarmerKen to read more about his work including his feature in the LA Times!

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Jan 12, 2021
Intentional Dormancy: In the Spirit of a Bare Tree
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Colah comes into 2021 warmly from CP time zone to wish you a Happy New Year and encourage you to determine your own 

interpretation of what a new beginning looks like for you. In the spirit of a bare tree, we consider the benefits of dormancy. Keeping the energy of our last guest, Travis, we’re beathing and pausing intentionally. From that breath, a new seed planting tradition came up  in memory of our (new)ancestors.


Colah encourages us to get a vibe check via:
Spiritual  Homegirl podcast 
My Virgo Friend Podcast

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Jan 09, 2021
#PlantsnPoses / Creativity as Resistance
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For Episode 5 of Season 3, Colah wraps up 2020 with a conversation with her friend and OG Soil Cousin Travis on hypercreativity, supporting Black in the Garden and #PlantsnPoses.  


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Dec 23, 2020
Setting Intentions for 2020 and beyond with Plants! (Throwback)
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Enjoy This Bonus throwback episode from Season 1 this time last year as Colah takes a mental health break this week. 
We talk with Wes, founder of The Salt Lounge of Long Beach and learn how we all can benefit from a few visits to his soul spa IRL and the SoulWerk online Academy to get our chakras laid like fine baby hairs.

Wes discusses how he went from failed attempts at planting flowers to talking to plants as self care. He helps us prepare for the upcoming decade by sharing his tips for setting intentions with plants, how to 'program seeds'  to get our manifestation on and how to use plants to honor ancestors. Wes wants us to remember that we're ALLL energy healers in our everyday lives and that there is healing frequency in classic soul music!

Learn more about happenings at the Salt Lounge @thesaltloungelb (IG)
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Learn more about plant magic with Wes @kingwizardenergy (IG)
Keep up with Wes on life and love via youtube : The Love Holders
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Dec 15, 2020
From ATL to Johannesburg: Meet Farmer Bae, Mathulare!
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Episode 4 features our first international guest hailing from Johannesburg in South Africa, Farmer Bae: Mathulare Ashler Mathikge. You are sure to learn something from our richly talented guest in this episode. Colah and Mathulare chop it up about the endearing richness of the diaspora, the path from model to #farmerBae, Soweto origins and some of the history and culture of South African agriculture for starters.
 Learn how Jim Crow and Apartheid are similar just as much as their effects on African Americans and South Africans. Take notes!


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Dec 08, 2020
There's a Mad Scientist in ALL of Us! Pt 2 w/Tyler Thrasher
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On episode 3 of Season 3 Colah is excited to upgrade her supporters. The kids have a few questions for Nadia on bug bath behavior on Wee Black in the Garden and Tyler is back! 

Artist, scientist, father, DNDphile, opalizer, hypercreative, chemist, husband, son, crystalizer, cave dweller, icon, philosopher...there are so many ways to describe our guest, Tyler Thrasher  in all his roles and talents that we had to make it 2 parts. Colah and Tyler discussed how his art gained notoriety, his innovative chemistry based art, merging art with science, how a fluke thai constellation find helped him push back against plant price gouging and much more!

 Enjoy part 2 and be sure to visit his website to learn more about Tyler by visiting his social media and website:


@tylerthrasherart  +  Tylerthrasher.com


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Dec 01, 2020
There’s a Mad Scientist in ALL of Us! w/ Tyler Thrasher
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If this episode appears late or double please excuse the technical hiccup from transferring podcast hosts last week. It’s Growing pains!😆

Episode 2 of Season 3 is part 1 of our 2 part conversation with Tyler Thrasher and we get the Garden 411 on fall garden prep from Dr. Hayley in 1 our new segments! For starters, Colah and Tyler discuss his symbiotic relationship with plants as a child that saved him as an adult. They get into how the plant life chose him , hybrid plant creation aka the Crassula Thrashula, epigenetics, vulnerable childhood moments, parenting, capitalism, Greenhouse Rants podcast and creativity. There are so many lightbulb moments that It’s hard to not get inspired from this episode so you’re welcome to the Full, extended video interview available for Patrons only. Shoutout to The Nap Ministry!

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Nov 30, 2020
Throwback: Mama’s Gotta Have a Life Too! (The Baby Boy Episode)
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In preparation for the Season 3 Premiere, we are revisiting a few Throwback episodes from the archive. This is ‘The Baby Boy Episode’ with our Soil Sista, Nora: Mama’s Gotta Have a Life Too!

Straight outta Season 1 from our humble beginnings of the podcast (fun fact: this episode had Colah recording in her dad’s car) we done come a mighty LONG way💫! This is a throwback for some, but our new Soil Cousins can appreciate this conversation about fictional black gardener Miss Juanita👩🏾‍🌾(played by AJ Johnson) from the John Singleton film, Baby Boy. Colah B Tawkin and Nora (the doula with the green🍃aura) chopped it up about pineapple propagation, natural birth/parenting and what soil we not gone use at the top of this conversation.


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Oct 22, 2020
Colah B Tawkin bout listener support and a MAJOR comeback!
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Colah B Tawkin bout listener support and a MAJOR comeback!

Issa check-in! After a not so brief (production) hiatus let's get into why your support matters (like  shorter breaks +MORE content) and how to support this one woman show.  Colah B Tawkin discusses hypercreativity related to procrastination, finding open doors/opportunities, creating a  WHOLE new podcast, perils of virtual schooling, Google/PRX podcast grant news and why Black in the Garden is here to stay!

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Oct 05, 2020
The Seed Slayer Returns! Season 2 Finale!
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Colah B Tawkin caught up with Stefane, Thee Seed Slayer for her 2nd time on Black in the Garden!

Art historian, foodie, Korean ceramicist, varsity jock, language teacher, artist, bartender and hoarders enthusiast; Stefane shares how the gardens she saw while studying abroad in Korea inspired her to become the seed slaying gardenista we know today. Colah B Tawkin and Stefane chop it up about growing zones and soil conditions, Staying ready with the blade for cuttings and authenticity in business as a plantrepreneur including preserving the integrity of her brand. Listen to the end for The ultimate Passion flower germination hack and her personal Pro tips for seed keeping!

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Jul 30, 2020
Blaze Summit Bonus: BIPOC Discuss Cannabis + GIVEAWAY!
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In this bonus promo episode Colah B Tawkin is joined by the host of the Blaze Summit, Aja Yasir to learn more about why we need to hear from BIPOC(Black Indigenous People of Color) as authorities in the field of cannabis in a world where Black people are disproportionately criminalized and negatively attached to this plant's stigma. Y'all, it's a plant!  . . Blaze Summit is July 25-26!!!  Get tickets at blazesummit.com Register and select Aja as your presenter. Blazesummit.com is also where you can get more info on the speakers and some fly MERCH! . . We’re GIVING AWAY 2 TICKETS so follow @aroseforyaminah and @blackinthegarden IG STORIES to WIN by July 22 at noon EST. . . Sow a seed of Support for the podcast and become a PATRON! patreon.com/blackinthegarden @Blackinthegarden on Instagram Visit linktr.ee/blackinthegarden for all Black in the Garden Everythang!! Drop a line: Blackinthegarden@gmail.com #Blackinthegarden and  Subscribe on YouTube : Black in the Garden --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blackinthegarden/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blackinthegarden/support
Jul 21, 2020
Misogynoir in Green Spaces
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On episode 11 Colah continues the  conversation with Monai who returned with the plantrepreneur squad, Bri Saintt and Maryah Greene! 3 dope queens joined Colah B Tawkin to discuss  what we not gone do: get dehydrated, be disrespected  or let our minds be colonized. Bri is Robin Hood with the plants, a hydration enthusiast and she be styling too.  Maryah is a plant sylist, plant doctor and  also that girl on the train with a wagon full of plants.  . . If you're looking for them, they would rather you  help get justice for Breonna: SIGN the petition!!! JUSTICE FOR BREONNA!!! https://justiceforbreonna.org/ . Donate to funding Monai's plant shop opening in Amsterdam: https://www.ulule.com/planthood-a-place-for-plant-parents/ . . Get Coco and Seed by visiting linktr.ee/blackinthegarden . . Support Black Planty Content! @Blackgirlgreenworld : Plants I Didn’t Kill  Instagram live, Thursdays at 9pm @blackplantchick : Black Plant Chick Podcast, sponsored by Black in the Garden! @soulsistaplants :  Hella Plants! Instagram live on Wednesdays . . Sow a seed of Support for the podcast and become a PATRON! patreon.com/blackinthegarden @Blackinthegarden on Instagram Visit linktr.ee/blackinthegarden for all Black in the Garden Everythang!! Drop a line: Blackinthegarden@gmail.com #Blackinthegarden and  Subscribe on YouTube : Black in the Garden --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blackinthegarden/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blackinthegarden/support
Jul 14, 2020
Becoming a Plant Revolutionary with Monai Mccullough Pt. 1
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Episode 1 0 of season 2 is Part 1 of conversation with Monai, known by many as the Plant Mom of Amsterdam. She talks us through her journey from a kid in Jamaica Queens raised by a mama who made her go outside and camp every summer to becoming an international plant revolutionary in Amsterdam. She dabbled in floristry and fashion merchandising but a lunch break plant habit activated the plant mom in her who has helped and inspired many green thumbs! Monai's story is proof that it pays to see the beauty in this unpredictable journey we're all on called life. Follow on Instagram @plantmom.amsterdam and support her fundraising for Planthood lnk.bio/khem --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blackinthegarden/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blackinthegarden/support
Jul 08, 2020
Around the World with Plants! feat. Brooklyn Plant Dad
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Call to action: Arrest the cops who murdered Breonna Taylor! Please sign the petition and share it!

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Episode 9 of Season 2 features our Botanical Brotha, Gerard Volel aka Brooklyn Plant Dad. Gerard is a horticulturist and landscaper and MORE who WILL travel for plants! Born to parents of Haitian and Jamaican descent, he grew up reading his dad's gardening books in their New Jersey basement.  Gerard  got grown and decided to re-locate to Brooklyn as well as spend time in Maui to live his best plant life via community gardening, planty workshops and landscaping.  Colah B Tawkin originally spoke with him earlier in 2020 (before the world imploded) as he was preparing for a trip to Japan. Fortunately, we were able to get an update on the trip in the same episode!

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Jul 04, 2020
Let's Get Liberated in the Garden! Pt.2 w/ Neighbor Nick
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Part 2 of our Conversation with our favorite neighbor, Nick is just as insightful as the first with just as many gems. Nick breaks down the difference between freedom and liberation on the heels of an extra Black Juneteenth.  Colah B Tawkin and Nick discuss how we define Black liberation. Nick shares a bit of his personal liberation from the drive-thru lines of Los Angeles and throws all the shade at y'all favorite burger pushing clown. Gems were also dropped about the vitality of intergenerational connections in community gardens in the hood. Spoiler alert! Beethoven is a Brotha?!

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Jun 23, 2020
Finding Solutions to Our Problems in the Garden w/ Neighbor Nick
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Our favorite Neighbor, Nick the OG urban farmer from Los Angeles joins us from a Maui mountainside to chop it up about liberation and drop some gems on it. Colah B Tawkin and Nick get into some current events in order to connect the solution(s) to the garden. In part 1 of this dope conversation topics include: understanding/owning the Black narrative, the vulnerability of the Black Messiah today, how we’re economically empowered via gardening, a pro tip on how to clear yo third eye and MORE! At the end of the day we all could be better neighbors so tune in for part 2 to keep this convo going!

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Jun 16, 2020
Mostly Black and Gardening with Siri Lorece
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On Episode 6 of Season 2, Colah B Tawkin opens with a lot of transparency about what had happened to the 'lost' episode (and why), concerns about the white gaze and the state of the Black delegation.

We're joined by the Host of Kinda Hippie, Kinda Hood  podcast: Siri Lorece!  She's a multi-passionate Iowa girl in a California World who does all the things:  multi-zone gardener, musician, homeschooling mom, wife, yogi, community builder and beyond. Siri and Colah chopped it up about her humble beginnings with a  ‘struggly patch’ in Chicago, lavender germination fails, exploring the dichotomy of hippie and hood as a black woman, the vulnerability of podcasters + more in this pre-pandemic conversation. Do you remember the time?

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Jun 09, 2020
Plant Tea with The Plant Kween
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On episode 5, Season 2 of Black in the Garden, Colah finally reveals our tribe name: SoilCousins! 

We joined The Plant Kween, Christopher Griffin, for a candid and in depth conversation while she watered her Green Gurls in her new apartment in NYC. She dropped a few bars about West Philly where she's born and raised. We learned about the positive parental support that makes up the foundation of the Kween. The tea was truly wisdom as so many gems were dropped about themes including: femmephobia, gender identity and the challenges of finding oneself + community as a black queer femme navigating different spaces. Christopher shares a few tips on surviving a plant move in Brooklyn and we learn how a trip abroad gave them a new STRUT.

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She's recently been featured in Vogue! Check it out here:
https://www.vogue.com/article/caring-for-indoor-houseplants

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May 26, 2020
#BUGLife, Baby! Featuring Nadia Ruffin, Our UrbanFarmSista
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On Episode 4 of Season 2 on Black in the Garden we are joined by the Urban Farm Sista and entomologist, Nadia Ruffin to chop it up about that #BUGLife! Colah had lots of questions and Nadia was ready to drop all the science on this episode. We learned how love and encouragement from her great grandmother set Nadia on a journey to entomological excellence at a tender age and how education can help overcome your bug related phobias. 

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If you ever wondered: WTF is a cicada? What's a true bug? What happened to the fireflies? Where does SILK come from? Ayyyee...you might just be about that #BUGLife and this episode is for you! 

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May 19, 2020
5 Survival Lessons from our Plants
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We asked 5 plants how to survive a pandemic. SURVEY SAYYYYS: the top 5 answers are in Episode 3 from Season 2 of Black in the Garden!!

Shout out to Soil Sista,  Bri (@eargardn) for the Monstera gem and Sista Lu (@soulsistaplants) for the ficus wisdom!

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May 12, 2020
It's Time to 'Eat Black' with Afro Beets!
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On Episode 2 of season 2  Colah is celebrating World Nekkid Gardening Day (just take her word for it) and encouraging us to use our gifts for good!  We're joined by our podcousin, Christin Riddick, host of the Afro Beets podcast. Chris is a D.C. native who started gardening as a service project that turned into a personal challenge and transition to a plant based lifestyle. We discuss how Chris was influenced by Botanical Brotha, Ron Finley (aka the Gangsta Gardener) as a testament to how representation matters.

We learn how Afro Beets Podcast aims to bridge communities like planty creatives and foodie creatives and MORE. Colah and Chris get hype about relevant titles from black authors like Michael Twitty and Leah Penniman in consideration of a Black in the Garden book club. At the end of the day, we hope you at least remember to massage and marinate your kale!

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May 05, 2020
Stay Ready and Save the Earth with: Ashley Renne
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We're back for Season 2 with some new sounds, fly art and more dope guests! On episode 1 Colah B Tawkin catches up about that one time she took a break from podcasting to deal with a pandemic and figure out how to return for another season.  We get to know our Soil Sista Ashley Renne, vegan and sustainability coach, influencer and youtuber (with the ill production skills!) who came to drops gems about things like : Adapting to change during uncertain times, the Sustainable mindset, Sustainability as a pandemic ‘hack’ and being intentional about keeping plants alive.  We highlighted black environmentalists: John Francis and Wangari Maathi and why we all should be Planeteers.

We come to understand 'Stay ready and you ain't gotta get ready' is a sustainable lifestyle mantra.

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https://www.youtube.com/user/TravelLushes


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Apr 30, 2020
40 Acres & NOTHING Less! Season 1 Finale
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What happens when an anniversary trip leads to finding 40 acres of land to create a Blackety Black homestead? Find out in the Season Finale of Black in the Garden with Matthew, founder of Black Haven Ranch.  It all started on the South Side of Chicago when a community organizer and activist who happens to be a minister decided to embark on a mission to provide a safe space for his people. Finding a brown face on Homestead Rescue (Chantel Johnson) lead to starting an urban farm with big aspirations to  cultivate a Black Haven in the Ozarks of Missouri! 

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Colah B Tawkin is taking a Spring Break to enjoy some Daylight Spending while making a few tweaks to Black in the Garden and transitions in life.  Check out the links and pages below to keep up with Colah, get your garden questions answered and some dope plantspo! Become a patron on Patreon to support the podcast. Email the show to be featured on Black in the Garden LIVE! Click all the links, share, subscribe follow ....ALLLadat!!

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Instagram garden plugs:

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Mar 11, 2020
Vernal Ambitions and Daylight Spending!
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Episode 16 is a solo mission where Colah B Tawkin shares her enthusiasm for sowing seeds, kicking off Women's History Month,  and Daylight SPENDING! Spring is about to Sprang and Colah is readayyy! Have you reviewed on Apple yet? The world needs  you to tell them why you rock with this podcast + There are plants to win for that in a low key giveaway.  We even got to hear a letter from a listener who thanks Black in the Garden for keeping her employed! Needless to say, Colah thanks all supporters profusely. Y'all the best! 

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Mar 04, 2020
Mother's Finest Farm & A Tribute to Fannie Lou Hamer: Part II
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Disclaimer: some audio may be slightly crunchy but upgrades (i.e. studio access) SOON come!! Episode 15: Part II of paying homage to Freedom Farmer, Fannie Lou Hamer, with a special guest from Mother's Finest Urban Farm, Samantha Foxx. Colah opens with a moment of transparency about going hard as a baby podcaster and keeps it real about doing too much.

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Samantha continues to drop gems about being dubbed the 'Lipstick Queen' (#farmherBAE) and representation of femininity + authenticity  in male dominated industries. She shares how she made her grandmama proud before going on to glory by becoming a beekeeper. Naturally, Samantha let's us know how we CAN save the bees via pollinator education. We end on a powerful note by learning how Black people can reclaim ownership of crops like cotton and tobacco to build financial wealth and familial legacy!

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Colah has a special surprise for the listeners who ride with her to the end. Y'all know who y'all ARE!!!

Keep up with Samantha:

@mothersfinesturbanfarm on IG

Website: www.mothersfinesturbanfarms.com

Read about her!

https://bittersoutherner.com/from-the-southern-perspective/the-lipstick-queen-of-farming-mothers-finest-urban-samantha-foxx

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Feb 25, 2020
Celebrating Cultural Biodiversity and Black Plant HIstory with Brother Earth!
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Brother.earthh, the Botanical Brotha, Brayan discusses how plants were an integral part of his transition from Puerto Rico to New Jersey. We learn how plant shops aren’t necessary in Puerto Rico because of the rich biodiversity on every corner. He lies about his houseplant count yet keeps it beautifully transparent about culture shock and coming to terms with queerness as a teen in  New Jersey. Colah and Brayan attempt to dismantle patriarchy as it relates to the disconnect between appreciating nature and perceived masculinity. Spoiler alert: it’s hard out here for a femme!

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#costagate lead to the very significant revelation about tropical biodiversity as it relates to our Blackety black history. Shout out to Blackmenwithgardens for bringing that to the forefront! Colah and Brayan get into the impact of #costagate on the black plant community, scoff at white privilege and celebrate the dope contributions of Africa’s biodiversity to our collective houseplant collections. Somebody tell Karen that her ZZ plant is African!

References:

https://animalogic.ca/wild/the-far-flung-origins-of-8-common-houseplants

https://plantify.co.za/blogs/my-plant-decor/6-south-african-indoor-plants-trending-globally

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@Brother.earthh on Instagram

Blog of Beautiful Botanical musings: brother-earth.net

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Feb 19, 2020
Mother's Finest Farm & A Tribute to Fannie Lou Hamer
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Ayyyeee! Episode 13 is paying homage to Freedom Farmer, Fannie Lou Hamer, with a special guest from Mother's Finest Urban Farm, Samantha Foxx.  Colah B Tawkin opens with a lesson straight outta 'For Freedom's Sake: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer' by Chana Kai Lee. It was called Freedom Farm but it certainly wasn't free! Colah chopped it up with contemporary urban farmer, Samantha Foxx about the true cost of farm labor and legacy building as a grown ass woman. We understand how entrepreneurship = making something out of nothing and are encouraged to advocate for our health at the Dr's office and in the garden via holistic healing. Samantha shares the impact that Fannie Lou Hamer's work has had on her in part 1 of 2 this week on Black in the Garden.


Keep up with Samantha: 

@mothersfinesturbanfarm on IG

Website: www.mothersfinesturbanfarm.com

Read about her!

https://bittersoutherner.com/from-the-southern-perspective/the-lipstick-queen-of-farming-mothers-finest-urban-samantha-foxx

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Feb 11, 2020
George Washington Carver: The Botanical G.O.A.T. Pt.II
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Episode 12  is part 2 of the conversation about OG Botanical Brotha, George Washington Carver, featuring botanist of today: Derek Haynes aka The Crazy Botanist. Colah B Tawkin and Derek got to talking DIRTY about soil because GWC was the Iyanla Vanzant of soil as he was out there FIXIN it! Our beloved ancestor was in them southern streets pushin his Agricultural School on wheels traveling from one busted farm to the next and Pimpin 'em like Xzibit! You may have never benefited from the resources available from your local Cooperative Extension Service; Colah and Derek explain why you should and never forget who you have to thank for that!  

Reference links: 

https://agriculture.mo.gov/gwc.php
http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/h-1870
https://www.tuskegee.edu/programs-courses/colleges-schools/caens/cooperative-extension-program
https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-george-washington-carver 

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@botanical.highlander on Instagram

The Crazy Botanist on Facebook and Youtube (subscribe!)

Visit TheCrazybotanist.com

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Feb 08, 2020
George Washington Carver: The Botanical G.O.A.T. Pt. I
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Join us on Part 1 of 2 (Episode 11) for a discussion on George Washington Carver to kick off Black History Month TwennyTWENN! We're not here for the peanut lessons you learned in school either. Colah B Tawkin has a convo with modern day Botanical Brotha and crazy botanist, Derek. We get rap with Derek and come to learn a bit about Carver's influence on him because representation matters. Part 1 of our conversation gets into Carver's 'straight out of a Toni Morrison novel' origin story, how G. Dubb C saved the economy of the south and you guessed it: academic discriminatory shade.  To be continued...

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@botanical.highlander on Instagram

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Feb 04, 2020
IDK Who Needed to Hear This: Lessons from an Alocasia
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It's episode 10 and we're observing the Kwanzaa Principle of Ujima to pay respect to Kobe Bryant's memory and legacy. No one has the 'right' words to say and Colah doesn't pretend to have any of them.  With the sads of collective grief Colah B Tawkin gets introspective and shares a lesson from observing her Alocasia  Regal Shield in bloom.  As much as we're encouraged to bloom, glow up and evolve let us remember to be patient with ourselves during our times of dormancy and loss. 

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Jan 28, 2020
Growing a Garden of Wisdom with The Urban Academic
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On Episode 9 Colah B Tawkin celebrates 1000 followers on the gram  and looks forward to making a lasting impact for the culture of black plant keepers. The Kwanzaa principle of self determination, Kujichagulia is the word to live by that may or may not be pronounced correctly and that's aight!  

We're welcomed into The Urban Academic's (aka Dr. Hayley) garden of wisdom.  The Urban Academic is a Dr. of Public Health who's read 'all of them books!' She shares wisdom she learned from her dad as a young gardener, encourages us of to see the value in urban food forests and waxes on black sustainability practices (including leftovers in the whipped cream tub). Dr. Hayley breaks down the differences in home and 'un'schooling and helps us understand how we can use the garden as an organic classroom  as well as unschool our black children regardless of the chosen institution.  Colah has so many Aha moments she had to invite The Urban Academic back for an episode in the spring to drop some more gardening gems on us. 

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Instagram and Twitter: TheUrbanAcademic 

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Jan 21, 2020
Stay #PlantWoke with Black Girl Green World!
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On Episode 8 Colah B Tawkin shouts out our non binary peeps and insists we embrace Kwanzaa365. We tap dance on politics and climate change as opposed to being politically neutral. Colah charges wildfires and global decay to white supremacy then encourages us to seek refuge in plants! Giveaway winners are announced!
Brittany aka @Blackgirlgreenworld joins us on the pod to get planty with us. We start with her transition from long time beauty blogger @clumpsofmascara  to the plant lady we've come to cherish who still be fightin anxiety attacks and keeping it quite 100. Colah and Brittany recall their warm(hey FL hey) and mostly fuzzy memory of that one time in Orlando when literal Black Girl Magic (shout out to CaShawn!) brought them together pre-plants also pre-IG. A high key #Floridagardenersbelike bragging session ensues and Colah can't take it. Brittany shares her early bird self care/plant routine, succulents as unexpected divas, how to shop in your neighbor's yard for plants (again with the FL bragging) and so much more including how she was plant blind as a child. They discover is a mutual distaste for alocasia sanderiana and missed HBCU experience as FAMU Rattlers. Gems are dropped by the dozen and we all should appreciate how important it is to Stay #plantwoke!

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Keep up with Brittany on Instagram

@clumpsofmascara (same on Twitter)

@blackgirlgreenworld

Black Moms of Orlando (A safe space for black moms)
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Jan 14, 2020
Pots for the Culture: Meet Yinka of Rooted Pots!
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Episode 7 begins with planted intentions and Colah B Tawkin is here for celebrating WINS! We're encouraged to go out into our communities and show up for our people. Of course Colah wants you to remember that we can all be plantrepreneurs. We get into an interview with Yinka, creator of Rooted Pots and our first black sponsor!
Art Director, 3D artist and proud black sheep son (spoiler alert: he's a Botanical Brotha!) of Nigerian immigrant parents. We discuss how Yinka combined his childhood love for video games and creativity with Self determination ( come on, Kujichagulia!) to take great strides down the path towards black excellence! He, shares how he made impact in the gaming industry contributing to the likes of  Madden NFL and Tiger Woods Golf as well as Disney, Hasbro, Pixar, Dreamworks, Mattel and MORE. He started his houseplant collection after getting his bag in the gaming industry and describes the unexpected origin of Rooted Pots, quality control and the thorough creation process. Turns out our gardening culture is way more fly than gnomes and fairies!

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Follow @rootedpots on Instagram

For custom orders and inquiries: contact@rootedpots.com

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We're excited to share the Rooted Pots giveaway details on this episode!

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Obviously, only a few will win but we can all support this black business by purchasing Rooted Pots. Black in the Garden listeners can support the podcast AND Rooted Pots by using the affiliate link https://getrootedpots.com/?ref=blackinthegarden to get 10% off your order!

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Keep up on IG
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#blackinthegarden #soilsista #botanicalbrotha #monsteraboo
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Jan 07, 2020
Setting Intentions for 2020 with Plants!
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Episode 6 wraps up 2019 with a pod roll call saluting some great black podcasts that influenced Black in the Garden (listed below) and a quote from a contemporary negrolosopher to put it all into perspective.
We talk with Wes, founder of The Salt Lounge of Long Beach and learn how we all can benefit from a few visits to his soul spa IRL and the SoulWerk online Academy to get our chakras laid like fine baby hairs.

Wes discusses how he went from failed attempts at planting flowers to talking to plants as self care. He helps us prepare for the upcoming decade by sharing his tips for setting intentions with plants, how to 'program seeds'  to get our manifestation on and how to use plants to honor ancestors. Wes wants us to remember that we're ALLL energy healers in our everyday lives and that there is healing frequency in classic soul music!

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Learn more about happenings at the Salt Lounge @thesaltloungelb (IG)
Getchu some high vibrational education @soulwerkacademy (all socials)
Learn more about plant magic with Wes @___kingwizard___ (IG)
Keep up with Wes on life and love via youtube : The Love Holders
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Podcast roll of influence: The Read, Another Round, Black on the Air, The Extraordinary Negroes, Kinda Hippie Kinda Hood, The Friend Zone, Epic Gardening, Small Doses, Therapy for Black Girls, The Nod and NPR's Snap Judgement

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@blackinthegarden
#blackinthegarden #soilsista #botanicalbrotha #monsteraboo
Holla at me: blackinthegarden@gmail.com

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Dec 24, 2019
Thee D.O.P.E. Episode
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 On episode 5 Colah B Tawkin takes us down memory lane with a tribute to collard greens and a shout out to the ancestors. We welcome some Alpha male energy with our first Botanical Brotha to guest on the show: Geoffrey from Depend on Planet Earth. It's the D.O.P.E. episode y'all! *airhorns* Geoffrey shared his inspirational origin story about losing his mother and gaining a renewed purpose that put him on the path to plantrepreneurship and community service. He literally switched from fast food to slow food; cause growing is a process that  should include a Chia Pet. We also chopped it up about keeping it real with the kids about shady produce origins to encourage the practice of organic gardening.  Geoffrey schooled us on how to save the pollinators by planting more flowers in our gardens from nature's sperm bank. We also salute our ancestors Tupac and Biggie with a reference to Pak choi and get some winter growing suggestions. In the end, we agree to disagree on one winter vegetable!
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Dec 17, 2019
Plant Tea with the PlantBlerd!
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On Episode 4 of Black in the Garden we take a beat to get into the origin story of the podcast as Colah B Tawkin recounts a few ways life tried to drag her during her pursuit of Black Excellence.

This week we are joined by the illustrious Soil Sista: The PlantBlerd, Kamili, to get into some black nerd culture like #DemThrones and the unique ways we blackily engage on social media as Blerds. We discuss plantfluencership and why so many of us create 'Instagram duality' via an alternative page to fully indulge our houseplant stanning in the digital green 'hood. Kamili dropped several gems, such as a life lesson from a fiddle leaf fig plant and even had time to quote Alice Walker! We discussed her #MonsteraBoo and how she acquired a Pink Princess philodendron named Grace Jones. Getchu some tea and get into this planty plantTEA, boo!

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Dec 10, 2019
Black in the Garden (Trailer)
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Dec 09, 2019
Mama's Gotta Have a Life Too! Celebrating Ms. Juanita
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On episode 3 we venture into the garden of a beloved and revered fictional character, Ms. Juanita (played by A.J. Johnson), from the blackily acclaimed hood classic: Baby Boy. Colah B Tawkin calls on her west siiiiiiide soil sista,  Nora thee Doula +gardening enthusiast as the episode blackspert. They chop it up about propagating pineapple (and Colah's frosty fail), exposing synthetic soil products with full shade, gardening with the chi'ren, black+ landscapers and cannabis seed germination.

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@Norasgreenaura
@norathedoula

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Dec 03, 2019
Plantrepreneurship: Stefane the Seed Slayer
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On episode 2 we blackily continue to electric slide at the intersection of black culture and horticulture with a very special guest! Stefane Hicks, founder of the dopest seed company, Seedmail joins us for a conversation about where all plants begin: With a seed! We discuss why presentation matters (+the art of Korean gifting), why REPresentation matters, Black Girl Magic seeds, the big fro show/natural hair pre-Youtube and MORE. In the end Colah B learns a lesson on progress over perfection from a few crunchy technical difficulties, but you gone get this episode! Grow along with Stefane by following: @seedmailseedco, @mint2grow and @mint2monstera Get you some FRESH 99cent seeds @ seedmailseed.co "Speak Back!" Don't be rude (your mama would not approve) and no need to be shy. We want to hear from YOU! Go to linktr.ee/Blackinthegarden , Tap ‘Speak Back’ then ‘Send a voice message’ and tell us about your #Monsteraboo to be featured on a bonus episode. Shout out your IG handle and let us know wassup with you and your Monstera, Boo! Follow us on Twitter @blackinthegarden --- This episode is sponsored by · Charity Promotion: BallotReady: The goal of this initiative is to increase voter education and encourage your listeners to get the vote out during the 2020 General Election this November. https://www.ballotready.org/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blackinthegarden/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/blackinthegarden/support
Nov 26, 2019
Get the switch!
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Black in the Garden is a 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.  

This episode/trailer is planting the seed for many conversations to come; touching on involuntary gardening and a theory on 'plant derived' black trauma that can only be healed by good old fashioned plant therapy. We have so much to unpack! 


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Nov 19, 2019