The Piedmont Women in Agriculture's goal is to gather women in farming together for learning about: personal, economic and environmental sustainability; creating connections through the food system and developing networks for collaboration and peer-to-peer education.
Piedmont Women in Agriculture believes that “this woman’s work” should be supported throughout the Piedmont as every person in every community benefits by having a productive, secure and sustainable food system. Join us on February 23rd-24th to become involved and learn about how female farmers are building our region's local food system.
Please note that regular registration has closed. All registrations after February, 21st at noon may not receive a meal and handout materials may be limited.
The High Country Food Summit
The High Country Food Summit is a gathering of scholars, farmers, and food lovers, to explore a theme important to our region. 2017's Food Summit, titled “Dynamic Traditions, Resourceful Communities” included a conversation with Ronni Lundy, author of Victuals, as well as an exploration of how communities are building economic and ecological wealth from food waste. 2016's Food Summit, titled "Seeding Community Resilience" featured Seed-saving and agrobiodiversity conservation, Intergenerational knowledge exchange,
Community gardening, and Improving food access.
Other Food Summit activities encourage attendees to explore what makes High Country communities both unique and uniquely regenerative: self-healing, self-sustaining, innovative, and resourceful. A locally-sourced lunch is also served.