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Harriet Tubman Statue

Earth Month in Harriet Tubman’s Hometown

In her chosen hometown of Auburn, NY, Harriet Tubman had a great appreciation of her land where she owned and operated her own farm for almost 50 years. She raised pigs, grew vegetables and tended an orchard with apple, pear and peach trees.

Understanding and respecting the earth and nurturing what bloomed was a way of life back then – and today, similar practices can be found throughout Cayuga County.

Earth Month (April) and Earth Day (April 22) shine a spotlight on practices we can put into place to help sustain our environment. (And with the total solar eclipse taking place on April 8, there’s even more attention being drawn to the majestic nature of our planet.) In the spirit of encouraging others to #BeLikeHarriet, we’re sharing a list of landmarks, restaurants, recreational activities and shops that will help you tap into your inner naturalist!

Discover Historical Environmentalism:

Savor Farm-to-Table Freshness:

Shop and Support Local, Sustainable Businesses:

Be One with Nature: