Tawkin Spicy: The Dark History of Pumpkin Spice
Black in the Garden
by Colah B
3M ago
The 4th anniversary of Black in the Garden (November 19) is upon us at the same time as the Season of Gratitude! Our host, Colah B Tawkin, is giving thanks for what’s to come and reflecting on her 4 year journey. We’re kicking off the multi episode celebration of four years cultivating conversations around Black culture and horticulture.  Soil Cousins are in for an exclusive treat! Colah unveils a special announcement: offering dedicated listeners exclusive access unreleased episodes. We opening the VAULT! Tap the Patreon link below to subscribe for an intimate look into the untold stori ..read more
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Soil Cousin Appreciation!
Black in the Garden
by Colah B
4M ago
In this special episode of Black in the Garden, we kick off our 4th Anniversary celebration with  heartfelt listener appreciation. Colah B Tawkin begins by expressing gratitude to our incredible community of plant enthusiasts. To highlight the spirit of our community, we feature a remarkable Soil cousin, Davida, known as @condoplantmama. Davida's journey is one of unwavering strength as she faces breast cancer, finding solace and inspiration in her love for plants, particularly ferns. This episode is dedicated to lifting her spirits and expressing admiration for her resilience. As a tribu ..read more
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*Updated: The Botany of Wakanda
Black in the Garden
by Colah B
5M ago
Ready for an exciting deep dive into Wakanda's botany and soil?! In this special episode, we're thrilled to be joined by two fellow Wakanda enthusiasts and friends of the show, Niyya @theBloomJourney and Derek our resident ETHNO-botanist. Host, Colah B. Tawkin opens with an exciting announcement about her TedX debut in Jacksonville, FL. In this Afro-Futuristic episode, we're exploring the rich plant-centric world of Marvel's Black Panther. While Wakanda is famous for its tech and culture, we’re most excited about the real-world parallels and universal lessons embedded in Wakanda's botanical t ..read more
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The REAL Cost of Chocolate: Throwback
Black in the Garden
by Black in the Garden LLC
5M ago
Colah is joined by CoHost and ethnobotany Blackspert, Derek ‘The Chocolate Botanist’ Haynes to explore the questionable ethics of chocolate cultivation. They want you to think twice before you take your next bite! Turns out, Derek is also a Roald Dahl expert as he brilliantly connected Willy Wonka lore to the subject at hand. Trigger warning: this episode contains mention of sex trafficking and child slavery. Follow and support our resident botanical Blackspert  Derek: @thechocolatebotanist in Instagram  Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCxsce8LaWKVw2g0-xDqdPNg References: htt ..read more
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Black Cotton with Julius Tillery
Black in the Garden
by Black in the Garden LLC
6M ago
Join us in an exploration of cotton's journey from field to fashion as Julius Tillery engages in a thought-provoking conversation with host Colah B Tawkin. Julius touches on the intricacy of innovation, challenges, and cultural significance woven into cotton cultivation. Tillery's insights shed light on Black ownership, inheritance in farming, and the creative use of cotton in decorative arrangements. Delve into the truth about cotton's declining presence in American fields and its connection to economic shifts. Be sure to catch Julius’s television debut on the season finale of ‘Human Footprin ..read more
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Foraging for Freedom: Harriet Tubman's Botanical Legacy
Black in the Garden
by Black in the Garden LLC
7M ago
Presented by Black in the Garden LLC in partnership with Atlanta History Center Episode 1: 'Foraging for Freedom: Harriet Tubman's Botanical Legacy.' Join host, Colah B Tawkin on the 2023 Summer season opener exploring Harriet Tubman's unparalleled contributions as a naturalist, cook, herbalist, forager, and ornithology enthusiast. Discover Tubman's profound connection to the environment, her culinary ingenuity, and her role as a pioneering conductor on the Underground Railroad.  Atlanta History Center’s Cherokee Garden Library is highlighted for its abundant resources; many resources fo ..read more
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Trailer: Season Bloom!
Black in the Garden
by Black in the Garden LLC
7M ago
?New Season Alert? It’s been a long time, Soil Cousins, but we're back and in full bloom! Welcome back to "Black in the Garden" for an exciting brand new season! Join your host, Colah B Tawkin, in the middle of her ‘Hort Girl Summer’ as we embark on even more botanical adventures. After a much needed break, we won’t keep you waiting again! From exploring sustainable practices to uncovering Harriet Tubman's botanical legacy, we're diving deep into the world of black individuals making their mark in farming and planting. Get ready to frolic in fields, get down and dirty in the soil, and be inspi ..read more
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It’s 4:20 Somewhere
Black in the Garden
by Colah B
10M ago
It’s 4:20 somewhere so join us for our [belated] 4th annual celebration of 420 of Black in the Garden! We're exploring plant-related occupations in the cannabis industry and some benefits of consumption. First, our resident botanist, Derek Haynes calls out a deceptive poppy from Cali.  Who would Colah B Tawkin rather smoke with? You may be surprised to learn during the second half of this ‘highly inspired’ ethnobotanical celebration. BITG Theme: illsounds.com Like what you heard? Text Colah at (833)819-3926 about your favorite moments. Here's what to do to Help sustain this show: * SHARE ..read more
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Lessons vs Losses: Plants B Teachin!
Black in the Garden
by Colah B
11M ago
It’s time for reflection on this much needed Spring mic check. Colah reflects on the challenges of winter and the importance of giving ourselves grace as we grow. We also discuss upcoming episodes, including a belated 420 special and a live recording from Michigan State University. Soil Cousins, stay tuned for a new range of episode subjects and opportunities to provide feedback! Issa Fantastic Voyage! RIP Coolio? BITG Theme: illsounds.com Like what you heard? Text Colah at (833)819-3926 about your favorite moments. Here's what to do to Help sustain this show: * SHARE IT! @Blackinthegarden on ..read more
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Tawkin Bout the Weather: What’s Your Last Frost Date?
Black in the Garden
by Colah B
1y ago
In light of the duality of the weather and the resulting confusion about when to plant, Colah B Tawkin takes on the topic of last frost dates. Colah breaks down the impact of climate change on planters and discusses three ways to calculate your last frost date in the style our Soil Cousins have come to enjoy. Happy planting y’all! BITG Theme: illsounds.com Like what you heard? Text Colah at (833)819-3926 about your favorite moments. Here's what to do to Help sustain this show: * SHARE IT! @Blackinthegarden on Instagram #Blackinthegarden @Blacknthegarden on Twitter @Blackinthegardn on TikTok R ..read more
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