Deep Earth Treatment Centre > Life in the Soil, March 7-9, 2017

Bob Lovelace takes a seat on the bed of soil
Bob Lovelace takes a seat on the bed of soil

In their keynote presentation Bob Lovelace and Ruth Lapp explored the phenomenon of the garden as history/story, sanctuary/dwelling: a site of provisioning and renewal. They asked how the meaning of ‘rising up’ – insurrection – occurs at multiple spatial and temporal levels of the garden – including with soil, the plants (weeds and domesticated) with the humans that tend it — within the historical and global context of colonization.

Robert Lovelace, Continuing Adjunct Queens University, Global Development Studies, and retired Chief of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation

Ruth Lapp is a PhD student in the Cultural Studies program at Queens University. Her research interests include sustainable food systems, the historical legacy of colonialism in Canada, the theories and practices of decolonisation that are emerging from grassroots resurgence movements, and community-based research. Ruth has been an organic farmer in Nova Scotia for 18 years.