Soil Sisters: A Toolkit for Women Farmers
Soil Sisters: A Toolkit for Women Farmers by Lisa Kivirist
English | January 25th, 2016 | ASIN: B01A9DMYWE, ISBN: 0865718059 | 259 Pages | EPUB | 9.09 MB
Women in agriculture are sprouting up in record numbers, but they face a host of distinct challenges and opportunities. Blending What Color is Your Parachute-style career advice with sustainable agriculture practices viewed through a gender lens, Soil Sisters provides a wealth of invaluable information for fledging female farming entrepreneurs.
The first manual of its kind, this authoritative and comprehensive blueprint presents practical considerations from a womans perspective, covering everything from business planning to tool use and ergonomics to integrating children and family in farm and field operations. Key topics include:
Finding your niche: mid-life encore careers, younf and beginning, Boomerangs, and more From concept to crop: diversified farm start-up basics Resources, grants, and loans available especially for women farmers.
Soil Sisters also contains case studies, inspirational ideas, and savvy advice nuggets from over one hundred successful women farmers and advocates. Targeted specifically to members of the fastest-growing demographic in local agriculture, this highly readable guide is practical and pragmatic Chick Lit for todays food scene.