STILES AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE CENTER
Saturday Afternoon Tea
Plant Exchange & Mother’s Day Cards
May 13th | 2-4pm
2607 Glenarm Place, Denver
As part of the establishment of the Stiles African American Heritage Gardens, please bring plants and their stories to exchange on Mother’s Day weekend. We will be planting the new gardens around the center with a focus on native plants that thrive in our dry, Rocky Mountain Steppe ecology. Tea & medicine plants, and plants that hold personal significance for neighbors are also welcome.
Bring plants for the Stiles gardens, plants to share with neighbors and gather some to take home in return.
Featuring the life and work of Madam CJ Walker
America’s first woman self-made millionaire, Madam CJ Walker got her start in Denver. She worked tirelessly with her daughter to develop the concept of the franchise, which has had tremendous influence on American business structures. Her methods increased the capacity of thousands of African American women to make a better living while promoting Afro-natural beauty. Learn how to make safe beauty products using ingredients found in Madam CJ Walker’s products with recipes to try at home.
Celebrating Strengths & Beauty of Mothers
Join us in making Mother’s Day cards during the tea!
Art materials will be provided to make cards that show our love for moms. Looking at native varieties of plants like rose and violets that were used in Madam Walker’s products, we’ll offer collections of open-sourced images of the flowers and wildlife they support to integrate into the cards.