Although black people are the foundation of sustainability and agriculture, the industry’s representation is little to none. However, things are changing as more Black people are reconnecting back to nature and flourishing as entrepreneurs in the horticulture world. The Botanikal Bar was born out of the need to create a safe space for people of color to be seen, heard, and educated in the gardening industry. Read on to see five Black influencers that are helping to reunite Black people with nature.
1. Claire Adekanye, Founder of @BlackPlantMoms
As the name implies, Black Plant Moms Instagram features black plant moms from all over the world- providing us with endless inspiration.
2. Stephanie aka @BotanicalBlackGirl
3. Your favorite plant auntie, aka @Terracottahotties
Known as your favorite plant auntie,Terracottahotties provides plant care, tips and advice for your favorite indoor plant babies.
4. Maryah Greene of @Green.Piece
Maryah Greene, known as the plant doctor, offers virtual consultations, plant shopping support, routine plant maintenance, and more.
5. Plant & Interior Stylist, @HiltonCarter
Baltimore, Maryland-based plant and interior stylist Hilton Carter not only offers plenty of plant inspiration via his Instagram, but also provides fun plant experiences through Airbnb Experiences.