Farming Cooperatively: The benefits and challenges

Lee Walker Warren - School of Integrated Living
Workshop Level: Intermediate
http://www.motherearthnews.com/fair/2014-north-carolina-farming-cooperatively.aspx
Lee Walker Warren a writer, herbalist, and the manager of Imani Farm, a cooperative homestead farm at Earthaven Ecovillage.



Workshop Description

Is it possible to combine the seemingly opposite intelligences of math, mechanics and naturalism needed for farming as well as the communication and interpersonal skills needed for effective cooperation? Learn about the multiple intelligences needed for both farming and cooperation and the pros and cons of farming in a cooperative setting.

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Farming Cooperatively: The benefits and challenges

Speaker Bio

Lee Walker Warren has been homesteading and farming in cooperative community for more than 15 years. She is the executive director of the Organic Growers School, which has been offering organic education to Southern Appalachia since 1993. She is the co-founder of Village Terraces Cohousing Community, a collaborative, off-grid neighborhood at Earthaven Ecovillage, and the manager of Imani Farm, a pasture-based cooperative farm focused on pastured egg production. She is also an herbalist, writer, teacher and food activist, with an avid interest in rural wisdom, sustainable economics and women’s issues.

Visit www.organicgrowersschool.org for more information.