Women…grow…food…lots of it…everywhere…
For my final semester of classes at UMass, I have been working on a project about women and farming. It originated from a conversation a young woman and I had while working at the Food Bank Farm last summer. She was curious about a statistic she heard that the number of women who are pursuing careers in farming has increased 30% in the last five years.
I was shocked and had to investigate. Why are more women farming? I decided to ask 9 women of all ages in W. Mass what they love about farming and why they think the numbers are increasing.
If you want to know what I have found, come to my oral defense of this project at UMass on Friday May 8 at 9 a.m. in Herter Hall Room # 601!
And what about the photos?
This June, they will be on display at the River Valley Market in Northampton.
Friday June 12 from 5-8 p.m. is the opening with tasty food provided by the Co-op.
Hope to see you at one or both of these special events.