Women4theLand uses the Learning Circle model. Learning circles provide information in a comfortable informal setting where the group learns from professional conservationists as well as from each other.
The meetings are facilitated in a way that builds knowledge and confidence. Participating women are considered the “experts” on their own production, farmland, and conservation needs, and are encouraged to speak about their own experiences and goals rather than simple listen to a presentation.
Our participants include beginning or established farmers, experienced landowners with several tenant farmers or new to management. They represent all types of farming from traditional crops to organic to livestock to truck crops to forestland. Everyone is welcome.
Regardless of their background, these women all share a commitment to environmental, economic, and social sustainability and learning circles help them translate their values into action.