Department or Program

Environmental Studies


Our current food system disproportionately compromises the health of Black bodies and environments. Therefore, it is necessary for alternative food movements to recognize and organize against anti-Black racism. By empowering and uplifting Black women, specifically through recognizing everyday practices of care, resistance to systems of violence, whether that be neoliberal industrial agriculture or white supremacy, is better realized. The two gardens explored in this paper offer a glimpse of ordinary and familiar work affecting change on a community level. I will argue the practices of care born out of womanism, other-mothering, and homeplace are subversive tools for combatting inequitable food systems and creating resilient communities.

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First Advisor

Sonja Pieck

Date of Graduation


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

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1 word file


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