The Garden has long been a place for the exchange of ideas. In the 18th and 19th century, notable persons in the fields of art and science and from the political realm would gather here at this garden to walk its grounds and discuss abstract ideas and the issues of their time. The Garden was seen as a place of ideas and imagination – where the passing of the seasons and the intimate connection to the tides could spark inspiration and creativity.
This month, the tour will be led by Chris Bolden-Newsome, co-founder of the Farm at Bartram’s Garden. Take a walk with Chris through the 1.5 acre crop field, including its African Diaspora Garden, to learn the ways in which our connection to, and our storytelling and preservation of, the land can be radical. How does the farm speak to resistance? What does it take to resist? How is the farm relevant to us today? Come join us in talking about the history of this farm and garden and the people who inhabited it so that we may, together, find the inspiration to follow their lead.
Attendees should arrive ready to share in the conversation.
About this tour series: SEEDS OF DISSENT
Bartram’s Garden has long been a place for the exchange of ideas. This season, we offer a series of eight conversations held on the second Saturday of each month at 11 am from April through November. Free!
We’re highlighting the way in which the Bartram family (and the Garden itself) has been radical through the times. What did resistance look like to the members of the Bartram family? What forms did it take? What does it take to achieve resistance?
In answering these questions, we will come to find that radical thought has long been a staple of this garden and, in fact, been the driving force of its long tenure. Come join us in talking about the history of this garden and the people who inhabited it so that we may, together, find the inspiration to follow their lead.