Strong women of sustainable agriculture.

Imagine an organic farming revolution. One that builds soil rather than depletes it and saves seed rather than destroys it. Right now, millions of women are behind this work. They believe in tomorrow. And their work is changing the world.

Women Who Farm supports and celebrates those who do this necessary work. We bring resources, community, and shared story.

Thirteen Things To Expect When Becoming a Market Farmer

February 9, 2017

The first year, I remember coming out of the field, having harvested all day in the heat and my friends calling me about a house party. “Just one sec, I am going to make dinner, wash and I will be there.” I barely made it to dinner and was sleeping by nine o’clock.

Stories of Women Who Farm

January 28, 2017

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From Computer Tech to Homesteader: Why I Choose to Farm

January 28, 2017

After spending a couple of weeks marinating on it, I’ve decided that no–I haven’t taken on too much. I’m doing exactly what I have to. Staying busy is one of the things that manages my anxiety. It keeps me from getting too in my head or getting depressed over the state of the world.

From Food Desert to Food Garden: Turn Apartment Lawns Into Urban Farms

January 23, 2017

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Nearly 1 million Californians live in “food deserts” where there is no nearby supermarket or large grocery store.

Kicking 150 Pounds of Anxiety and Depression through Farming

December 11, 2016

Kicking 150 Pounds of Anxiety and Depression Through Farming  Six years ago, I was a woman who made art behind a computer screen and taught others to do the same. A woman who ate a lot and didn’t exercise much. I hated a lot of things about myself. How I looked, how I felt, how…

In Photos: A Sustainable, Cooperative Co-Housing Community of Cornwall, England

December 10, 2016

In Photos: A Sustainable, Cooperative Co-Housing Community of Cornwall, England We are creating a sustainable, cooperative cohousing community at Trelay, which is on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall in the south-west of England. We are committed to living lightly on the Earth, to exploring more deeply the meanings of sustainability, co-sufficiency and resilience, and to…

How I Met My Green Family

December 6, 2016

How I Met My Green Family  The land was very different when I was young. The methods of farming were gentler then, as industrial farming hadn’t yet been completely embraced and the earth was still teeming with life. One fine afternoon in May, I went wandering from my parents’ farm and made my way to…

From City Life to Living in the Back Country With No Power: Why I Choose To Live Off Grid

December 6, 2016

As we’ve gone more and more off the grid at our farm, we’ve found that time has opened up in new ways. We spend less time tending technology and more time living our lives. Our bodies also feel more attuned to the days, as when the light begins to fail, we shut down our electronics and light the candles, allowing our bodies’ rhythms to naturally slow toward sleep. Most of all, living off the grid has taken away a fear we didn’t really know we had until we made the jump: can we have a decent quality of life without someone else controlling the power? The answer is yes.

I’m Not Getting Rich, But I Have a Great Life, Growing Under The Midnight Sun

December 6, 2016

  I Am Not Getting Rich, but I Have a Great Life, Growing Under the Midnight Sun It may seem crazy to some people that I grow vegetables for a living in the Interior of Alaska. It is, for the most part, no more crazy than farming anywhere else. I have a short season to…

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