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Soil Sisters: How Women Transform our Food System

April 6, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


What’s the key ingredient to healthy communities? Women leading food system change. Women make up one of the fastest growing segments of new farmers today. They come from a long and deep history and tradition of cultivating the soil. This fresh crop of women farmers find innovative ways to champion local agriculture and foster greater collaboration and cooperation. Collectively, they improve the health of our environment, stimulate the economy, build a greater sense of community, and nurture a more vibrant food system. What does our future hold and how can we support more women taking on leadership roles to change what’s on our plate? Come celebrate the historic roots and inspiring stories of women farmers today — and in the future — with Lisa Kivirist, author of the book Soil Sisters: A Toolkit for Women Farmers.  She and her family run Inn Serendipity Bed & Breakfast in Browntown, WI.

Join us starting at 6:00 to meet area women farmers, learn valuable farm and gardening tips, and sample locally-made products! Lisa will give a formal presentation starting at 7:00.

Thanks to our event partners:  Wisconsin Farmers Union; Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES); Edible Madison; FairShare CSA Coallition; 5 Minutes on the Farm; Women, Food & Agriculture Network (WFAN), Willy Street Co-op, Soil Sisters Wisconsin

Participating Women Farmers:

  • Betty Anderson, The Old Smith Place (Brodhead)
  • Mary Ann Bellazzini, Campo di Bella Winery and Farm to Table (Mt. Horeb)
  • Dela Ends, Scotch Hill Farm (Brodhead)
  • Kim Hunter, The Green Goats (Browntown)
  • Diana Kalscheur Murphy, Dreamfarm (Cross Plains)
  • Beth Kazmar, Tipi Produce (Evansville)
  • Lisa Kivirist, Inn Serendipity Farm and B&B (Browntown)
  • Kriss Marion, Circle M Market Farm (Blanchardville)
  • Barb Perkins, Vermont Valley Community Farm (Blue Mounds)
  • April Prusia, Dorothy’s Range (Blanchardville)
  • Lauren Rudersdorf, Raleigh’s Hillside Farm (Brodhead)
  • Beth Wright, Winterfell Acres (Blanchardville)

Event is free and open to the public.

Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/496021280787650/



April 6, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Soil Sisters, Lisa Kivirist


Middleton Library
7425 Hubbard Ave.
Middleton, WI United States
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FairShare CSA Coalition

FairShare CSA Coalition