The second annual Jabali Jungle event in Germantown celebrated plant and flower shops, and urban farms owned by people of color.
The second annual Jabali Jungle event in Germantown celebrated plant and flower shops, and urban farms owned by people of color. The plant shop pop-up at Wyck Historic House, Garden and Farm on Saturday featured vendors from the East Coast selling plants and garden and farming equipment. Free fruits and vegetables were offered by Social Impact Café PHL, a Mt. Airy-based community group, and attendees participated in workshops on urban farming, flower arranging, container gardening and yoga.
The four-hour event was organized by Erika Johnson, of Germantown, who is also known as DivaErykah. Johnson runs Black + Planted, a boutique plant company and food education group that Johnson founded in the midst of the pandemic. The organization offers plant and floral styling for homes, businesses and special events; horticulture classes and hosts community events to promote “everything soil, earth and growth,” especially as a way to provide food. “We need to learn how to eat and what to eat so that we can live healthier, better and longer,” Johnson said.