​”Garden Theology: Digging up Patriarchy and Colonialism while Planting Seeds of Justice”

The ideological construction of property and power has very real life consequences in terms of how we eat, what we eat, and whom we allow at the table. Based on active participation, this presentation does not merely address the topic of “community garden” but also uses this example to expound upon the larger implications of how patriarchal and colonialist ideologies shape and control our lives. A Critical Community Gardening approach can unsettle the unseen and insidious patterns of domination and competition by replacing them with careful and consciously developed patterns of dedication and cooperation.

Anthony T. Fiscella, currently a member of the Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF), has worked with social justice issues, underground music, and formal research. He now finds himself in the process of transitioning back to Virginia from Sweden and back to activism from academia. This process has begun with the founding of EarthBond U, an organization dedicated to holistic sustainability and grassroots education.

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