Join Virginia Humanities Fellow Meredith Henne Baker for a free, public Garden Week discussion at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.

Garden Week showcases garden club women’s preservation and beautification work. But what about the little-known ways club members transformed Virginia? Baker shares new stories about club women who advocated for conservation laws, tackled hunger, and successfully challenged the injustices of segregation. There’s no better time to remember that ordinary people can plant meaningful seeds of change. A question-and-answer session will follow the talk. 

Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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