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THe HIstory of African American gardeners in a book

 I was looking for information on African American gardeners.

 
I really want to find out about OUR BLACK people who do topiary
 
because it’s a very interest art form. I wonder what tools they use
 
in shaping bushes. Then my mind reverts back to a chia pet.
 
 
                  The present and the future is important. But don’t forget about the past.
 
This book African Americans Gardens and Yards in the Rural South. So we
 
can know what it was like for OUR BLACk people gardening in the RURAL South.
 
This book gives insight on African American material culture and the
 
history of vernacular gardens.
 
                    This also involves measured drawings and physical
 
inventories of AFrican American gardens: the low country of South
Carolina, the Southern piedmont of Georgia, and the Black belt
 
of Alabama. The descriptions are given more meaning by
 
the author’s personal interviews with the gardeners,
 
aesthetic qualities, designs, and purposes of their yards
 
and gardens.
 
          Westmacott traces the evolving of African American yards
 
and gardens  and more than the last 200 years and
 
discusses the possible African origins of certain traditions.
 
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