countryqueers Patiently waiting for this field of okra to FINALLY START PRODUCING. In this SW Georgia heat, okra thrives. This member of the hibiscus family is important not only as a source of nutrition, but for its cultural significance. Enslaved West African peoples hid #okra seeds in their hair and brought it to the New World (how is the world new when people were already living there ok wow can we say revisionist history). When I plant okra I see it as a symbol of defiance against oppression—a way of resisting the erasure of one’s culture through the act of planting a seed. I’m inspired by the vigor, beauty, and history of this amazing plant. This is @hipstergardener posting for #countryqueers #regenerativeagriculture

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Patiently waiting for this field of okra to FINALLY START PRODUCING. In this SW Georgia heat, okra thrives. This member of the hibiscus family is important not only as a source of nutrition, but for its cultural significance. Enslaved West African peoples hid #okra seeds in their hair and brought it to the New World (how is the world new when people were already living there ok wow can we say revisionist history). When I plant okra I see it as a symbol of defiance against oppression—a way of resisting the erasure of one’s culture through the act of planting a seed. I’m inspired by the vigor, beauty, and history of this amazing plant. This is @hipstergardener posting for #countryqueers #regenerativeagriculture

Comments (10)

prairiedirtflowers

prairiedirtflowers, 8 days ago

This is a kick ass post, love the history, the aside, and the photo!

dulcetry

dulcetry, 8 days ago

👏👏👏👏👏👏

iota_ursae_majoris

iota_ursae_majoris, 8 days ago

I love this so much! I also love okra, grew up with it in the Middle East. I don’t find it often enough around here

t.lynx.hunter

t.lynx.hunter, 8 days ago

So gorgeous I grow okra here in southern Oregon but it does not like our cold night

o_soulstice

o_soulstice, 8 days ago

@rootsofresistance

3343riverroad

3343riverroad, 8 days ago

cool! i did not realize it was hibiscus family! 👍🏽

hipstergardener

hipstergardener, 8 days ago

@3343riverroad beautiful yellow flowers!

conkberry

conkberry, 8 days ago

Fascinating okra info! Had no idea it was hibiscus or carried such history. Thanks for sharing.

anatolife

anatolife, 6 days ago

It is so commendable how you weave agriculture with accessibility and cultural significance. Nature is for anyone and everyone! 💚🌿