Black-African Heritage Bed

ENGLISH TEXT

West Africans, south of the Sahara, cultivated a variety of native crops that have fed humanity. Migration and trade across the continent, brought new crops into the landscape expanding offerings from Central and West Asia.
The Rice Coast, which is at the bottom of the bulge and comprises the modern day countries of Benin, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone yielded rice, sorghum, millets, melons, tubular and root vegetables like turnips, wild mustard and cabbages.

West Africans were sought after in the new world for their agricultural skills. Like gathering honey, they would harvest from fallen trees using smoldering dry sage leaves to calm bees without any protective gear. While using sage to make homemade ice cream. Telling youngsters that happy bees make the best honey.

The Black-African Heritage bed with Earth Matter includes cabbage, onion, sage, celery, peppers, mustard greens and cow peas.

YORUBA TEXT

Awọn ọmọ Ilẹ iwọ-oorun Afirika, guusu ti Sahara, ṣe agbe ọpọlọpọ awọn irugbin abinibi ti o ti jẹ ki eniyan jẹ. Ilọ kuro ati iṣowo kakiri ile kọnputa naa, mu awọn irugbin titun wa sinu awọn ifunni ifilọlẹ ala-ilẹ lati Aarin Ila-oorun ati Iwọ-oorun Iwọ-oorun Asia.

The Rice Coast, eyiti o wa ni isale bulge ati ni awọn orilẹ-ede ti ode oni ti Benin, Gambana, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Senegal ati Sioni fun iresi, oka, miliki, melon, tubular ati awọn ẹfọ gbongbo bi turnips, egan eweko ati awọn cabbages.
A wá awọn ọmọ Iwo-oorun Iwọ-oorun Iwọ-oorun ni agbaye tuntun fun awọn ọgbọn iṣẹ-ogbin wọn. Bii apejọ oyin, wọn yoo gbin lati awọn igi ti o lọ silẹ ni lilo awọn ẹlo gbigbẹ ti n gbẹ lati sunmi awọn oyin laisi jia aabo eyikeyi. Lakoko lilo Sage lati ṣe yinyin yinyin ti ibilẹ. Sọ fun awọn ọmọde ti awọn oyin ayọ ṣe oyin ti o dara julọ.

Ibusun Ajogunba Ile Afirika pẹlu Ile-aye Earth pẹlu eso kabeeji, alubosa, sage, seleri, ata, eweko ọya ati epa maalu.

Text provided for the signage was curated by the West Harlem Art Fund. Farm markers were created by Christine Malonzo.

Special acknowledgement to Kimberly Brown, the urban farmer that is growing the crops for the Black-African Heritage bed with Earth Matter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CROPS

English language

Onion
Cabbage
Sage
Celery
Pepper
Mustard Greens
Cow Peas
Butternut squash
Peanut

Yoruba

Alubosa
Eso kabeeji
Seji
Seleri
Ata
Ewebe Alawọ ewe
Ewa
Butternut elegede
Epa