It’s All About the Water

Since moving to Colorado I have had some serious doubts about my green thumb. I have killed a lot of plants and had several garden fails. I do include the ...

The Market Season is Upon Us

Some things are worth repeating. One of them is the schedule of farmer’s markets. Why, you might ask? Because now is the time. Drake Road Farmer’s Market was the first ...

Gettin’ Your Buzz On

Sorry for the post title. I couldn’t help myself. Yesterday was the day for bees in Fort Collins. I know of several folks who went to Copoco’s Honey to pick up ...

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The farmer femme

I recently came across a new resource covering the Upper Arkansas River Valley in Central Colorado. This group, and their website, provide support and resources to existing female farmers. As they put it, women are the fastest growing sector of sustainable and organic farmers. So to celebrate one another is to support one another.

The site showcases half a dozen female farmers in the Buena Vista/Salida area. There is also a resource list of various types of agriculture ongoing the area. Pretty cool to see farmers supporting farmers.

Another way they are supporting women in agriculture is through a new festival called the Sweet Roots Festival, to be held in Buena Vista. This festival will host music, a farm dinner, farm tours and presentations, while raising money to provide microcredit loans to female farmers around the world with the organization 1% for Women.

Right now, and for just five more days, they have an indiegogo campaign to raise money for the musicians, like Wendy Woo, Angie Stevens, Megan Burt, Paper Bird and more.

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