Welly wearing women

On International Women’s Day Helen Browning is someone to celebrate. She is Chief Executive of the Soil Association and she visited Growing Well at the farm yesterday, and spoke at last night’s meeting of Cumbria Organics. The Soil Association certify for the public that farmers and growers meet high organic standards of chemical free, wildlife friendly agriculture and horticulture. Growing Well were proud to have such a high profile visitor. We reflected on how many more women are active in the world of organic food and farming – as farmers, producers and processors, advocates and organisers. In our experience women’s activity on conventional farms is more in the background, though no less essential. So on International Women’s Day we’re celebrating all us agricultural women, welly wearers or not!

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