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Thank You to Bland Landscaping for Volunteering Here on Earth Day!

Hats off to Bland Landscaping! Twenty of their managers celebrated Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22 vounteering to lay a brick sidewalk, replace dead plants, repair the irrigation system, and replace the supports for the fruit trees. As if that weren’t enough, they also provided lunch for the many Joel Lane volunteers who stopped by to thank them for their hard work. In-kind donations were made by Custom Brick Company, Wake Stone Corporation, NCSU Forestry Club, Super Sod, Johnson Nursery, Archer Lodge Herb Farm, and Century Farm Orchard. We are so grateful to all the employees, especially Gail Ingram who suggested the idea to Kurt and Matt Bland, owners of the company.

Gail Ingram and Kurt Bland
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Thank you so much for leading us on a guided tour of the Joel Lane House! I had no idea that the kitchen was separate from the main house, and how different the two are. I had always assumed that the most dangerous job for a slave was in the fields, but your expertise showed me that the kitchen (because of the heat and potential for fire) was actually the most dangerous for a slave woman…