In Her Boots: Sustainable Farming For Women, By Women
Spend the day with an inspiring group of women farmers and educators dedicated to transforming our food system. These day-long, on-farm workshops includes a detailed farm tour, lunch and networking opportunities. With a focus on sharing experiences, stories and ideas, the In Her Boots format builds on the idea that women farmers learn best from each other. Bring your questions! Women just starting on their farm or food business dream are especially encouraged to attend.
Each Boots workshop covers different topics and women are welcome to attend more than one.
Diversification 101: CSAs, cover crops, currants and more!
Christensen Farm, Browntown, Wis.
July 31, 2015
Farmer Katy Dickson welcomes you to her family’s certified organic CSA (community supported agriculture) operation in southwestern Wisconsin.
July 31- Aug. 2, 2015
Tour 20+ farms and join in:
- Dinner on the Farm
- A Taste of Place culinary event
- Fun and educational workshops
- Restaurants featuring “locavore” specials throughout the weekend
A few months ago there came about a rare event in the field of agricultural education: touring several farms in the same region in one day. That wasn’t an event I was about to pass up! Read more.
Women Caring for the Land:
Conservation Training for Women Landowners
Maintaining healthy soil is the key to productivity and environmental health for our farmland. These workshops teach women landowners how to assess and improve the health of their soils through cover crops, no-till and strip-till, and other conservation practices.
The MOSES Rural Women’s Project is partnering with Women, Food and Agriculture Network to offer these workshops in Wisconsin in 2015. The same material will be covered at each workshop; please attend the one closest to you which fits your schedule. All workshops run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and include lunch sponsored by Organic Valley.
2015 Workshops in Wisconsin
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 – EauClaire/Altoona FULL
NRCS office, 1304 North Hillcrest Pkwy
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 – Medford REGISTER ON SITE
USDA Service Center, 925 Donald Street, Meeting Room #2
Thursday, May 7, 2015 – Marshfield REGISTER ON SITE
Technology Transfer Room, Marshfield Research Station-South, USDA Agricultural Research Service, 2611 Yellowstone Drive
Online registration is closed, but space is available at the workshop in Medford or Marshfield. Register on site.
Recaps from Summer 2014 Events
Growing Organic Herbs
Four Elements Organic Herbals, North Freedom, Wis.
This In Her Boots workshop took place at Jane Hawley Stevens’ certified organic herb farm. Jane showed us her educational Chakra Garden, where the herbs are placed according to the body systems they support.
Produce, Syrup and Livestock + Pizza!
Stoney Acres Farm, Athens, Wis.