The UN designated October 15th as international day of rural women in recognition of the crucial role that women and girls play in ensuring the sustainability of rural households and communities, improving rural livelihoods and overall wellbeing. Rural women play an invaluable and significant role in food security, resource stewardship and and environmental sustainability. Although women account […]
In the age of twitter leadership and instagram bill signings occasionally we see something that's worth mention. The Swedish government has just signed a new climate action plan that commits to phasing out greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2045. Really no need to contrast that historic decision with the likes of which we have […]
Scarier than fiction - A look at protest posters and resistance art that draw from literature.
Audre Lorde for the win!
Farm Transition Planning for Women: Course Starts March 16 in Plattsburgh, March 17 in Canton, NY. Plattsburgh, Canton, NY. Cornell Cooperative Extension and the New York Annie’s Project will host the Managing for Today and Tomorrow: Succession, Business, Estate and Retirement Planning for Farm and Ranch Women course starting March 16 in Plattsburgh and March […]
The evidence base is growing: strengthening women’s land rights contributes to women’s empowerment and household welfare. Evidence is also showing that women who have more secure land tenure are more likely to plant trees or make other investments to improve the land and generate ecosystem services. This means efforts to improve women’s land rights can […]
Iowa photographer Marji Guyler-Alaniz gets it. She just gets it. In her own words, "Too often in our world, the beauty of a woman; of an image, is judged by a face. These are beautiful women, doing beautiful work and my goal is to bring an appreciation to what they do." The photographs in FarmHer, Guyler-Alaniz's long term […]
Cultivating Our Food, Farms and Future: 4th National Conference for Women in Sustainable Agriculture Nov. 6 - 8, 2013 • Des Moines, IA Registration now open! This year marks the first time this biannual conference has been held in the Midwest, and we're hoping that will encourage women from all over the U.S. to attend. […]
WHOLE FARM PLANNING COURSE OFFERED FOR BEGINNING WOMEN FARMERS Shelburne--A 10-session whole farm planning course will be offered in Shelburne, beginning this January, for women with 2-10 years of farming experience. Applications will be accepted through Oct. 28. The free course, coordinated by the University of Vermont (UVM) Extension New Farmer Project, is open to […]
PlantWomen gather! The Tribe comes together! www.womensherbalsymposium.org Three times a year women from many backgrounds of life gather together in great celebration for four full days of inspiring Herbal and Sustainability classes, gourmet vegetarian meals, talented campfire capers, amazing handcrafted marketplace items, Rites-of-Passage Ceremonies, powerful campfire drumming and dancing, refreshing swimming hole dips, and conversations […]