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Tending to the Garden with Camille T. Dungy

Presented by City of Asylum @ Alphabet City at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, Pittsburgh PA

Aug 13 2023
Tending to the Garden with Camille T. Dungy

This program welcomes poet and scholar Camille T. Dungy for a reading and conversation surrounding her essay collection, Soil: The Story of a Black Mother’s Garden.

Soil is a seminal work that expands how we talk about the natural world and the environment as Camille tends her garden to reflect her heritage.

In Soil, Camille recounts the seven-year odyssey to diversify her garden in the predominantly white community of Fort Collins, Colorado. When she moved there in 2013 with her husband and daughter, the community held restrictions about what residents could and could not plant in their gardens. In resistance to the stifling and restrictive policies, ... view more »


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