Championing Black Permaculture
WE'RE GOING BACK TO OUR ROOTS!
What started as nursing a few beloved house plants has turned into a desire to transform how we eat, how we live and how we interact with the life that surrounds us. Outside In is our family's journey from the ground up. We have a renewed lease on life as we follow in the footsteps of those that came before us. My ancestors, though rarely ever mentioned as such, were naturalists, horticulture experts, and botany prodigies. Thankfully, more and more people are finding their way back to nature. Our hope is to inspire and encourage others to find joy and healing in a tradition that is all but lost. We'll share our tips, ideas, recipes and guides to help you ignite your passion for all things green. You'll be with us every step of the way from trash to treasure and seed to stalk. Join a growing community of plant enthusiasts and discover and exciting ways to let the Outside In!
Charisse is a health professional and community organizer. She is also a lifelong advocate of equitable outcomes and systems change. She is inspired by Black agrarians, gardeners, and creatives that share her passion.
Rooted in family
Our family's belief system is rooted in our ability to remember what is most important- each other.
Our connection to the Earth has given us the opportunity to sow the seeds of our legacy. Not just our family's, but our community's as well. As we map our course, our core values of wisdom, justice, love, community, and family are at the heart of who we are and why. We envision and are working towards building an equitable future. Systemic barriers have long inhibited access to generational wealth in the Black community making our journey into cultivation even more compelling.
We continue to hone our craft, embrace our evolution, and creatively find solutions to overcome barriers so we can empower others.
I often reflect upon an African proverb that guides my perspective and purpose, It is, Ubuntu-
I am because WE are.
"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."
What are you growing? Join the Outside In Community and share with us!