People you’re missing out on :
Colah B Tawkin –
The blessing behind, Black in the Garden podcast.
Not only committed to ensuring spaces are inclusive, practicing exactly what she preaches, she has created an inclusive community and is a role model to many.
Instagram – www.instagram.com/blackinthegarden/
Twitter – BlackNTheGarden
Patreon – www.patreon.com/blackinthegarden/
Soul Sista Plants –
Lu, not only is she the creator of Hella plants, a series that you should not miss.
She has committed a time to amplifying the importance of connecting through plants, whilst simultaneously organising community plant swaps with finesse.
Instagram – www.instagram.com/soulsistaplants/
Cashapp – cash.app/$Lucrecer
The Chocolate Botanist –
Derek is not only a highly educated scholar and master in his field of botany, he is also a personality that incorporates immense levels of joy and humour with the facts and the gospel.
He has always prioritise amplifying others and sharing information he is a true inspiration.
Stop sleeping on Derek.
Instagram – www.instagram.com/thechocolatebotanist/
Cashapp – cash.app/$Haynes90
Venmo – Haynes90
Ze is the creator of the most superior cacti mix, herbs n spices, with a vast knowlege on stones and the origins, he is truly one you shouln’t sleep on.
Energy matters and Ze’s energy is sincere, caring and a true representation of what we need more of.
Instagram – www.instagram.com/plants.n.stones/
Support ze’s work –
CashApp – cash.app/$ZimbalistGriffin
Our Hands Ceramics –
Shalom, whom I adore, a talanted and intentional ceramic artist, she creates works of art and her love towards others is valued.
Talent is it is it understatement I have to admit, it goes beyond craftsmanship, there is an abundance of love invested into every piece.
Instagram – www.instagram.com/ourhandsceramics/
PayPal – www.paypal.com/paypalme/ShalomParker
Trans Plantings –
Le’Shrae, I truly adore this woman, her love for the plants, blended with her knowledge and pronunciation techniques to a T, she is truly one that you shouldn’t be sleeping on.
If presentation is something you value you will admire the time and effort contributed into each post.
Instagram – www.instagram.com/trans_plantings/
Cashapp – https://cash.app/$LeShrea
The Black Planter –
Amanda is the creator behind the black planter, she once celebrated the anonymity behind the page but now we celebrate her, openly, she has a sincere heart.
She is valued because the things that matter to her, it restores some faith of the good in humanity, community is a core principal any that resonates in the content that comes as a result.
A healthy balance of self care and a good egg for breakfast, that’s how to Amanda, but really, show some love.
Instagram – www.instagram.com/theblackplanter/
PayPal – Paypal.me/theblackplanter
Email – Theblackplanter@gmail.com
Urban Jungle Kween –
Kendra is the creator behind the one and only African princess heads, a creative masterpiece that is designed with intention and love.
She’s also focuses her time on highlighting the issues surrounding living with chronic illnesses, and find joy with plants.
Instagram – instagram.com/kendra_urbanjungle_kween
Email – email@example.com
Black Plant Chick –
Jade is the awesome individual behind the black plant chick podcast, not only creator of spaces, also an advocate for inclusive representation within the plant community.
Instagram – www.instagram.com/blackplantchick/
Podcast – www.blackplantchick.com/
Veronica the one and only divine entity behind brownskinplantmama, the creator of plant therapy is real (on IG Lives Monday’s) and plant therapy for kids (a program created from the desire to help children manage the ups and downs of living through the pandemic), she is multifaceted, sincere, community orientated, conscious and all-around loving.
Veronica has been a consistent advocate, she has, since the inception of her page, prioritised the amplification and inclusion of others, she is somebody I hold dear and respect a lot, don’t sleep on Veronica any longer.
Instagram – instagram.com/brownskinplantmama
PlantTherapyForKids – instagram.com/planttherapyforkids
Cashapp – https://cash.app/$VHMoore
Venmo – @veronica-moore
Its Lady Kit –
I had to make space for the one and only, Lady Kit brought me to and kept me on twitch.
The community she cultivates there is so wonderful, she brings the truth to the people and for that, I value her immensely.
Instagram – www.instagram.com/itsladykit/
Twitch – www.twitch.tv/itsladykitftw/
Twitter – ItsLadyKit
Not A Plant Shop –
Damiane is the creator behind the Chicago based Not A Plant Shop, It would be unfair to try and categorise the artistic gravity.
Not A Pant Shop focuses on creative expression through many different creative elements but consistently they manage to be a community hub of authentic expression.
“…AFTER REALIZING I COULDN’T FIND PLANTERS THAT FIT THE VISUAL VOICE OF MY HOME. SO…I CREATED MY OWN…”
The execution of the creativity has been eloquently finessed, with works ranging from planters to art installations, truly it’s unmatched, you can check out the limited drops and products on their website.
Instagram – instagram.com/notaplantshop
Website – www.notaplantshop.com/shop
Coach Tracey –
Tracy has a love of plants, hence the name planted to flourish, The seeds she plants,focus on self reflection, healing and accountability.
She facilitates therapy sessions with individuals, she also shares her thoughts over on Instagram lives and on Facebook lives.
Instagram – https://instagram.com/plantedtoflourish
Website – https://plantedtoflourish.com/
Facebook – https://facebook.com/adamseve2u
LinkTree – https://linktr.ee/plantedtoflourish
The Brooklyn Bruja –
Not only an advocate for trans inclusion, also centering trans queer POC through discussions surrounding mental health and the surounding intersections, his work is truly something you should invest time in supporting.
Whilst sharing the talents, through the love for art, plants and the wider community.
Instagram – https://instagram.com/thebrooklynbruja
Website – http://thebrooklynbruja.com/
Grind N Grow Chicago –
Will is the creator behind Grind N Grow Chicago, a space that amplifies the importance of inclusion and diversity within the marijuana and wellness industries.
Will holds weekly classes on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays over on IG live, he also has courses available over on his website.
Instagram – instagram.com/grindngrowchicago
Website – https://www.grindngrowchicago.com/
I AM ALOE LOVER –
Tanni is so wholesome, she is known for her love of aloes, lecca is the preferred medium of use and if you check out her page you will see an variety of joyful posts.
A true gardener, with a heart of gold Tanni is one you should get to know, if you’re graced with the blessings.
Instagram – https://instagram.com/iamaloelover
Cashapp – https://cash.app/$tannije
The Bloom Jorney –
Niyya is the multidimensional creative individual behind The Bloom Journey, I’d like to call her the creator of London Lilly but really they’re equals, humorous yet eccentric, loving individuals, that could just be the favourability I have for Geminis but in my opinion Niyya is a sincere advocate for all things, humanity.
She is the proud creator of two IG Live series, Self Care Through Plant Care (Returns August 2021) and Tea With Plants (Tuesdays), She is always connecting with individuals and holding space for transparent dialogue.
Instagram – instagram.com/thebloomjourney
Youtube Episode – HOUSEPLANT HOME Sanctuary in the BRONX — Ep. 224
ALJo Gardening –
The creator behind aLJo’s Quarantine Gardening, a series on YouTube, that aims to empower the community with informative information and essential tips, fueled by the therapy of food ownership, aLJo started to show how fun, physically rewarding and mentally gratifying gardening is.
ALJo’s goals are to;
1. Create & Share Content, that enables amateur and experienced gardeners to feel uplifted, inspired, and excited about growing what they eat
2. Provide a solution to food insecurity caused by the pandemic’s resulting mass unemployment by giving knowledge and resources for families to grow their own food
3. Raise awareness of Food Apartheid and encourage action through the cultivation of home and community gardens to bring healthy, nutritious food options to our Black and Brown communities
Instagram – https://instagram.com/aljogardening
Website – Aljogardening.com
Aisha is the mother behind plant n travel bae, she’s a proud plant parent who facilitates discussions on a live series on IG called, plants and pets (Tuesdays at 6PM) where she gets to know the pets behind the plant parents.
She is an advocate for inclusion has a lovely energy, that you shouldn’t be missing out on.
Instagram – https://instagram.com/plantntravelbae
Leaux Key Plant crazy-
Lauren is the creator and designer behind Leaux Key Plant Crazy, her designs focus on plant propagation stations but she is a talented craftmaker. If you ever get a chance to check out her shelving units, you should.
Her talent is unmatched, above all, the community spirit is underrated, she has made pieces for fundraisers and has also donated works profits towards grassroot organisations, one to watch.
Instagram – instagram.com/leauxkeyplantcrazy
Bead And Cowrie –
Curry is the creator behind bead and cowrie, their work is contributing towards redefining our understanding, when it comes to black hair and hair care.
Access, inclusion and sincere centering of BIPOC Folx, all things on top of the priority’s for curry, they hold classes on through the Black Beauty School, anything I say would be an understatment, so go check out their work for yourself.
Instagram – instagram.com/beadandcowrie
Website – www.bespokecurry.com/black-beauty-school
Plantfix and Chill –
Trey is the face behind Plantfix And Chill, his space focuses on his admiration of all things plants, the collection that has been acquired, is simply exquisite, along with the joy of the content, he makes Instagram a place thats enjoyable.
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/plantfix_and_chill/
Hugo is an all‑round advocate for the inclusion of black and brown bodies within horticulture, they consistently amplify others and highlight issues that many seem to sideline.
His page is filled with an array the photographs of many different plants, occasionally you can catch Hugo on IG live sharing some joy but this stories are the ones to watch .
Instagram ‑ www.instagram.com/hugozephyr/
Niche plants –
Niche is a YouTuber, from London, who has a variety a different plants, a self proclaimed plant enthusist, sharing her love and lessons through plants.
She spends more of a time on YouTube on Instagram but when she is on Instagram you may catch an occasional tour of her collection .
Instagram – www.instagram.com/niches_plants/
Youtube – www.youtube.com/channel/UCDuU9WzWriQF-Wg2d95xSLA?app=desktop
Buy me a coffee, link for support or appreciation – https://www.buymeacoffee.com/NichesPlants
Belle, is the creator behind Blush.Belle01, and the way she delivers the divinity, from photo shoots to reels she has mastered the art of social media and she does so fresh out of a photo shoot.
Always encapsulating plant joy and prioritising positivity her page is a blessing every day.
Instagram ‑ https://instagram.com/blush.belle01?utm_medium=copy_link
Zora is the parent behind planty painter, or as I like to call her Bob Ross, she has the love for art and painting but combined with her love for plants, she couldn’t not host a show so she decided she would, with guests, she basically interrogates them and paints, #LiveLoveLearnandsometimesDIE where guests paint a selected plant and we get a chance to get to know the people behind the plants.
Along with #SayItwithPlantsandPurpose where overlooked topics are amplified, both over on IG LIVE (Sundays, 6pm EST), Zora is always showing up and doing the most, and we appreciate it.
Instagram ‑ www.instagram.com/plantypainter?utm_medium=copy_link
Crissi, is the face behind curli plant bae, she prides herself in being a plant parent but she has a hidden talent, she’s a super talented artist that incorporates flowers and plant material within her work she has a unique style that is inspirational.
Her love the all things fashion and the general joy that she brings, is a light for the community.
Instagram ‑ https://instagram.com/curliplantbae?utm_medium=copy_link
Art ‑ www.instagram.com/crissitheartist/?r=nametag
Link Tree ‑ www.linktr.ee/CrissiCurliYoutube ‑ www.youtube.com/channel/UCV764Q6JmASzn51pQonIfFQ?app=desktop&sub_confirmation=1
Lex focuses on amplifying the voices of trans‑individuals, whilst initiating conversations that aim to deconstruct toxic ways of thinking, while encompassing their admiration for for plants, you can always count on Lex to be an advocate for authentic mental health discussions, The time invested in the posts are Just a projection, of the time invested in the community.
Instagram ‑ https://instagram.com/plantquingchronicles?utm_medium=copy_link
Instagram ‑ www.instagram.com/TheDecolonizingBruja/
Website ‑ www.thedecolonizingbruja.com
Cashapp ‑ $TheDecolonizingBruja
Tia is the creator behind the queer bungalow, currently in an 1930s bungalow by the beach, sharing their appreciation for all things plants, which resonates within the work which they produce.
Their perspective encompasses design and photography in a truly unique way, from selfies to self portraits Tia truly offers so much joy.
Lindsey integrates their creative skills with the advocacy for inclusion for those living with chronic illnesses, her Instagram provides information and insight, with the intention of curating a community of individuals that discuss and progress life and living with chronic illnesses.
Instagram ‑ https://instagram.com/through_the_mangrove?utm_medium=copy_link
The face behind black outside, Carole has has been an advocate within the horticultural landscape in the uk for an extensive amount of time, through their work with different organisations focused on accessibility within horticulture Carol has ensured diverse representation across all fields.
Black outside is grass roots led, intergenerational, supportive of social housing residents, QTIBIPOC (queer, trans, intersex, Black, indigenous people of colour).
The project builds on existing work, particularly the thirty years of community work of Carole Wright to provide a long term legacy within the communities where she lives and works.
The work speaks for itself but Carole is one to watch.
Dani is the one and only, currently working for food justice, previously working for the wider LGBT community, they now advocate for inclusion in gardening by making spaces accessible to black and brown queer individuals.
They’re always doing the work to amplify those that need to be amplified, constantly sharing funds and community initiatives they are doing the work to make the world a better place by taking the steps.
Lindsey The Creative –
Lindsey is someone you shouldn’t miss, The way that she merges her love the plants with her style and eye for design cannot be matched. The creativity is exceptional and appreciated within our plant community.
Instagram ‑ https://www.instagram.com/lindseythecreative/
Website ‑ www.lindseythecreative.com
Travis is the creator behind PlantsDeCoop they have initiated many different discussions within the plant community surrounding, identity, self‑love healing and many other topics
At the moment Travis is focusing on their work with movement encapsulating all things related to dance and movement, as an advocate living in their truth, Travis is an inspiration too many.
Instagram ‑ www.instagram.com/plantsdecoop/
Newsletter ‑ https://mailchi.mp/95046a1351a1/travis‑newsletter
Youtube ‑ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClXFcECRhGHLH5zTbOdInFQ?app=desktop
Venmo ‑ https://venmo.com/code?user_id=2205452980977664314
Hauz Plant –
Pamela is the creator behind Hauz plant, she spends her time contributing towards the YouTube community, she is a representation of authentic transparency, her community has prided themselves in been salty pecans, pams fans.
She has hosted many giveaways and also hosts lives on YOUTUBE. Pamela has insured that the community she has cultivated respects and recognises one another equally.
Instagram ‑ www.instagram.com/hauzplant/
Website ‑ wwww.hauzplant.com/
Youtube ‑ www.youtube.com/user/Pameis411
PayPal ‑ paypal.me/pierrepamella?locale.x=en_US
Venmo ‑ www.venmo.com/code?user_id=1936597792587776324
Monae, is the parent behind the plant shop in Amsterdam (PlantHood) they have been sharing their journey of starting a plant shop in Europe whilst doing other work such as installs.
Through recognising the importance of the decolonisation of self, to decolonise horticulture, they have amplified many discussions surrounding inclusion within horticulture through her ventures with their discussions.
PlantMom is on a mission to deliver and that mission has been encapsulated with immense levels of finesse.
Instagram ‑ www.instagram.com/plantmom.amsterdam/
Instagram ‑ www.instagram.com/planthoodofficial/
Website ‑ www.theplantedmom.com/
Youtube ‑ www.youtube.com/channel/UC_maUcCnlRPkobjxPkkyoPg?view_as=subscriber
Taij, is a plant enthusiast with an extensive collection, she shares money different photographs of her plants but above all she takes the time to share extensive captions, The discussions that are promoted focus on joy, upliftment and the sharing of information.
The stories that are shared through the posts, encourage conversations that shouldn’t be missed.
Instagram ‑ https://www.instagram.com/unboundbx_/
Gloria is one of the voices behind the plant Kiki podcast, she comes with quite an ascetically pleasing perspective, from the terracotta orange walls as the backdrop,
Gloria is consistent with and delivering worthwhile content to her community.
Instagram ‑ www.instagram.com/blackgirlrooted/
LinkTree ‑ https://linktr.ee/gloriaalamrew
Podcast ‑ https://theplantkiki.wixsite.com/mysite/podcast
PayPal ‑ PayPal.me/gloriaalamrew
creates pots, with a one of a kind style, she has many designs but they all have something that signifies the artist, I see a piece designed by Bay Plant Bae and it’s instantly recognised, she has contributed towards many fundraisers and has a giving nature.
Instagram ‑ www.instagram.com/bayplantbae/
Email ‑ firstname.lastname@example.org
Jy Is the talent behind the new upcoming project, Rooted Stories, a zine that aims to share the stories of black and brown indigenous people, through discussions that empower individuals and facilitate in a dialogue in a shared space.
Jy’s love for plants and self care reflect in the work that is produced, she has been an advocate for the inclusion of black queer femmes in spaces and continues to facilitate safe spaces that celebrate individuals.
Instagram ‑ www.instagram.com/jyplantz/
Newsletter ‑ http://eepurl.com/hgfihX
Facebook ‑ www.facebook.com/jyplantz/
Patron ‑ https://www.patreon.com/JyPlantz
GoFundMe ‑ https://gf.me/u/zcus6y
CashApp ‑ http://cash.app/$jyguest
She Be Plant Crushing –
Nona comes as a family duo, sharing her love of all things plants, actually the face behind ThePlantasyRoom a new shop that’s launching soon, she has manny skills and a heart of pure love.
Nona had to be included within this list as their contributions towards the wider community haven’t gone unnoticed and are recognised they always show up for others, she is truly invested.
Instagram ‑ www.instagram.com/shebeplantcrushing/
Business Instagram ‑ www.instagram.com/theplantasyroom/
Website ‑ www.theplantasyroom.com
Davida is the creator behind #CPMGStudio coffee talks (saturdays) On IG Live and a series that gets to know the people behind the plants, Davida really dives in, leaving no stone unturned, The fern you killed three years ago, Davida will uncover and you will find a humorous way to process the loss of the plant because progression through the conversations is the key.
She has so many talents but she is an advocate for DIY and crafts, she seems to have a tool for everything.
But on a serious note Davida always does her best to ensure the amplification of voices that are underrepresented, she has the most caring spirit and is also is the organiser of many different groups (#GreenGardensOfDMV), not to mention she basically lives in a castle.
Instagram ‑ www.instagram.com/condoplantmama/
Website ‑ www.cpmgstudiopress.com/
LinkTree ‑ www.LinkTree.we/Jazztique
Alisha is the face behind WineingMomma, she uses her platform to be an advocate for mental health care whilst sharing the joy she experiences within the Jungle she created, she also has her own outdoor plant graveyard and she isn’t afraid to throw the shady plants there.
Instagram ‑ www.instagram.com/wineingmomma/
Cultivate Your Life Instagram ‑ www.instagram.com/cultivateyourlyfe/
Website ‑ https://wp.me/p3cLHh‑1zH
Youtube ‑ www.youtube.com/c/AlishaCultivateYourLyfe
Facebook ‑ www.facebook.com/wineingmomma
LinkTree ‑ www.linktr.ee/wineingmomma
Jen has many talents, she mainly uses her Instagram to share things in relation to her love of plants but she is also a talented designer, she has an eye but all things plants and actively supports the community through her consistent advocacy work.
Instagram ‑ www.instagram.com/wokemamaplants/
Carla, is the face behind plants so chick, her account focuses on her admiration for all things plants she is also an active community member and underrecognized in my personal opinion she is a self devoted plant enthusiast, it all started with two peace lilies, now she’s the proud keeper of a jungle.
Instagram ‑ www.instagram.com/plants_so_chic/v
The creator behind these many ventures likes to keep her page private.
She has done extensive community work ranging from, Potlucks, Purpose Food & Pantry, Mutual Aid and Upcycled Clothing Shares. Focused on Zero waste, and also a Doula, Sovereign comes with different talents.
Instagram ‑ www.instagram.com/sovereignearth.garden/
Podcast Instagram ‑ www.instagram.com/sovereign.earth.speaks/
Non Profit Instagram ‑ www.instagram.com/sovereignearth.cares/
Birthing Instagram ‑ www.instagram.com/sovereignearth.birthing/
Non Profit Cashapp ‑ $SovereignEarthcares
Cheri focues her time on family and all things plants, she is just a humble individual who shares her love for plants, with the wider world.
As her Instagram is private I added a sample image.
Instagram ‑ https://www.instagram.com/cheri.faith/
Northen Web Designs –
It would be wrong of me not to mention the company that helped me make this page achievable, its existence wouldn’t have been possible without the support and information provided.
I value northern web designs for designing a webpage in a few days, they made it accessible and easy to understand.
The inclusivity of the company is something I recognise and value.
Instagram – www.instagram.com/northernwebdesigns/
Website – www.northernwebdesigns.com/