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A Chat with Laura Schenone

As a lover of food, history and cultural traditions, I was excited when my friend LaManda Joy of the Peterson Garden Project recently recommended the book: A Thousand Years Over …

Women’s History Month: From Farmerettes to Soil Sisters

March is Women’s History Month. There is a great deal to celebrate about women’s history…including women’s work on the land. Throughout the month we’ll be sharing interesting stories featuring women in agriculture, so …

Women in Sustainable Agriculture Network

Recently, I attended the Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference (WISA), held in Portland, Oregon. It’s a national conference that’s held every couple of years in different locations around the U.S. …

Four Young Leaders Show Age Doesn’t Matter

Looking for an uplifting story to brighten your day? Recently, we told you about the University of California’s “30 Under 30” awards. These inaugural awards – sponsored by UC’s Global …

The Girl Who Wants to End Hunger

This story starts with a single cabbage.  But it wasn’t just any cabbage, however. It was a 40-pound cabbage, grown by a 9 year old girl named Katie Stagliano. This …

Haven Farm: From Seeds to Manure Teas

With more than 160 years of farming and ranching, the Haven family has grown deep roots in the state of California. However, the biggest product coming from the Haven farm …

Lisa Kivirist: Farmer, Author, Activist

“Amplifying the voices of women farmers adds up to a win-win for all of us.  As this new crop of female farmers prioritizes organic and healthy growing practices along with …

The power of women farmers

Women are vital to the global food system, but a stronger focus on women’s rights – including education and access to land and capital – is needed to improve global …