There are ways white and non-Black POC members of the horticulture field can show their support when it comes to diversifying green spaces. One of the ways they can do this is by supporting and buying from Black business owners. Gain new insight and a fresh perspective from Jasmine Jefferson, the creator and founder of Black Girls With Gardens (BGWG), an inclusive online platform for Black women gardeners, business owners and fellow plant mamas.
Jefferson, who is a Pensacola, Florida, native, says her family had always gardened in some form, but she initially shied away from it because it seemed daunting. However, that changed in 2013 after the loss of her grandmother.
“My real inspiration, where it really started, is when my last grandmother passed away. I was left with her flowers and I started taking care of them,” Jefferson says. “And from there, I just got obsessed with growing herbs, and then that’s when I just really started getting into gardening.”
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