Forefront: CAL Speaker Series
Date: Sunday, April 26, 2020
Session Speaker: Lisa Kivirist, author of Soil Sisters: A Toolkit for Women Farmers along with Homemade for Sale, Farmstead Chef, Rural Renaissance and ECOpreneuring. Dulce Morales, Cedillos Fresh Produce FL Morris, Grassroots Farm Beth Vercolio-Osmund, Cedar Valley Sustainable Farm
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 are finding 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.
Luecht Auditorium at MCC (View)
8900 US Hwy 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012