Women: Building Grassroots Coalitions to Grow Healthy Food in Piedmont Communities
Plant the seeds Piedmont women in agriculture at this gathering
WINSTON-SALEM, NC. — Women in agriculture makeup one of the fastest growing segments of farmers today with over 40, 000 women in Piedmont NC and Va. Join the Piedmont Women in Agriculture Gathering/Conference on February 23 and 24, 2018 in Winston Salem. At the event, women in farming will come together learn about the successes of other women in farming with Blue Ridge Women In Agriculture and Center for Environment Farming Systems to build a greater sense of community and nurture a more vibrant food system.
This gathering/conference is designed for women in who are farming (old, new and aspiring) to gather together for learning about: personal, economic and environmental sustainability; creating connections though the food system and developing networks for collaboration, peer to peer education and have fun.
Women in farming work very hard everyday to provide for their families and to bring food to the community, it’s a lifestyle choice and a business of passion. Piedmont Women In Agriculture believes that “this woman’s work” should be supported as every person in every community benefits by having a productive, secure and sustainable food system.
Supporting spouses, students, interns and people who own an agriculture-related business are welcome. Dig in at the gathering/conference: register here: http://events.brwia.org/
About PWIA – Piedmont Women in Agriculture developed in 2017 at the statewide Women In Agritourism workshop in March 2017. At the workshop, women in Piedmont Group learned about the role of Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA) in NC High Country. In June 2017, we made a visit to Boone to meet with BRWIA to learn more about how they started and what they were able to accomplish on behalf of women in agriculture. Their grassroots programs were started to share knowledge, encourage business development and profitability, galvanize resources and increase community markets throughout their Blue Ridge service area. It only made sense to gather women in the Piedmont together to learn lessons from these remarkable women in farming and to start a sister group.