My Roots

With 90% of my body covered with psoriasis, I am redefining my organic roots by growing my own food and eating from my kitchen garden as a way of healing from the inside out.

Growing up, I watched my grandmother Ekam feed & heal her family and neighborhood with everything she grew in her garden. Ekam used her herbs to preserve health, prevent sickness, and even as therapy to treat physical illnesses. 

Roots, Blooms and Yards is a combination of that African inspiration from my grandma, urban gardening, and cross-cultural / African-inspired recipes.

Iby Ikotidem, gardener and founder of Roots Blooms and Yards

What’s your garden inspiration?

Share it with me at @rootsbloomsandyards.