Get to Know the Ladies Behind Our Urban Homestead-ish Programming

by Navy Yard
June 13, 2024

In 2016, Pamia Coleman received a box of seeds from her cousin, who had discovered it outside an abandoned business. Knowing Pamia’s desire to start a garden, her cousin urged her to take the seeds, which Pamia later shared with her friend Latiaynna Tabb.

Wasting no time, that summer Pamia and Latiaynna co-founded Black Girls with Green Thumbs and embarked on their first home garden. Their goal was to transform their love for plants into a community-centered initiative. Nearing a decade in gardening experience, this is their third year holding workshops for Navy Yard employees and locals. Their efforts have fostered a strong sense of community and a shared passion for gardening.

Their latest workshop focused on making simple syrups using their homegrown fruits and herbs. Attendees, many of whom have become regulars, shared their appreciation for the hands-on classes.

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Black Girls with Green Thumbs continues to inspire and empower the community through gardening. Upcoming workshops offered by our gardening friends will delve into hot sauce making, making your terrarium, and oil and vinegar infusion promising more engaging and informative experiences.

Join Black Girls with Green Thumbs at any of their upcoming workshops to connect with the community, learn new skills, and further the mission of education and empowerment through gardening.

More details and information on each of these programs will be posted to our website at