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.
These statistic shows that women are powerfully needed in many of the issues our world faces today. When we have secure land rights, and own our farming business, we can drive communities out of food deserts and empower ourselves within our household and community.
Biodiversity is key in the ecology of life. A farm has its own ecological system and the land can actually heal, repair, and restore itself.
When we tap into this power, we see it is unlimited in what it can do.
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.
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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.
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 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 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 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…