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    Fred Bahnson

    • Author and essayist
    • Co-founder of Anathoth Community Garden
    • Director of the Food, Faith and Religious Leadership Initiative
    After graduating with a master’s degree in theological studies from Duke Divinity School, Fred Bahnson worked among Mayan coffee farmers in Chiapas, Mexico, where he became interested in practicing an agrarian lifestyle. Following his return to the United States in 2005, he co-founded an agricultural church ministry, Anathoth Community Garden, located in Cedar Grove, North Carolina, and directed it until 2009. Bahnson also got a job teaching regenerative agriculture. His essays on regeneration, faith, and forming communities by growing and sharing food together have appeared in Image Journal, The Sun, Washington Post, and the Christian Science Monitor. He is the author of Soil & Sacrament: A Spiritual Memoir of Food and Faith (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and a frequent public speaker. 

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