Black History Month: Growing Where We're Planted

February 29 2020 | 12:00pm to March 1 2020 | 4:55pm

This year, the Detroit Historical Museum honors the legacy of toil and resistance in the Black community through the lens of the urban agriculture movement.

African Americans have a unique relationship to land as a way of belonging and placemaking. From the largely agrarian South to the industrial North, Black Americans used gardens as a means to sustain and also to remember. Take part in a day-long exploration and celebration of this legacy with a panel discussion, craft activities, vendor marketplace and more!

12-5 pm: Join us for a drop-in bee craft with Chanel's Bling.

1 - 2:30 pm: Panel discussion with Malik Yakini, founder of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN) and D-Town Farms, and Tepfirah Rushdan, co-director of Keep Growing Detroit, on the power of owning your own food pipeline.

3 - 4:30 pm: A soulful garden“cooking” demonstration by Cooking with Que’s Quiana “Que” Broaden, including samples and recipe cards. 

10 am - 5 pm: Meet entrepreneurs from around the city in our annual marketplace. Vendors include: 

  • Candy Impressions
  • EarthTropics
  • UMI'S Comfort
  • Leep4Joy Books/Self-Help Resources
  • blackfokapparel
  • Creative Hina Design
  • Phenomenal Woman Jewelry
  • Cooking With Que
  • David Head Foundation - Education and books
  • Charles Collectibles and Books
  • Wanja's African Boutique
  • DSE Design Style Exclusive Detroit
  • Just Jameen
  • The Ancient Craft
  • Conversation Pieces
  • Salika Jewels

Free with general admission. Registration is requested.

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Artwork by Elton Monroy Duran


Are you a resident of Detroit, Hamtramck or Highland Park? Remember to sign up for our new Detroiter membership to receive free admission to the museum.