Soil sisters : a toolkit for women farmers / Lisa Kivirist
Book | 2016
Available at Gateway-Kenosha Campus General Collection (S 561 K5.8 2016)

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xxviii, 227 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Introduction: About This Book
Part 1: Understanding Our Roots: Origins and polyculture dreams
Ch.1 Fertile Ground
Condensed history of women growing food -- Invisible work and grass ceilings -- Big ag and women's role -- Crisis, community, and CSAs -- Reclaiming the farm and new domesticity -- Back to the future: women farming today -- Reality check: history of discrimination -- Mantras of meaning
Ch.2 You as a Farmer
Gardener to farmer: hobby versus business -- Soil test: skills assessment -- Farm transplants: the right fit
Part 2: Gleaning Knowledge: Farm smarts
Ch.3 Organic Trends
Certifiably organic -- Trending now -- Local markets with moxie
Ch.4 Key Ingredients for Success
Build your knowledge base: what you need to know -- Access land: finding your on-ramp -- Cash crops: loans, grants, and crowdfunding
Part 3: Plowing Ahead: Supplying the bank account and sustaining the soul
Ch.5 Farm business varietals
Grow it: field production and tree fruits -- Raise it: livestock -- Create it: value-added products
Diversify it: risk management -- Sleep it: farm stays -- Taste it: farm-to-table meals -- Experience it: agritourism -- Teach it: Workshops -- Write it: article and books -- Work it: independent contract projects
Ch.7 Business-planning Boot Camp
Plan it: business planning -- Sell it: marketing -- Tech it: Internet, social media, and the Internet of Things (IoT) -- Do it: getting down to business
Ch.8 Body
Live it: body care -- Work it: tools for women -- Wear it: wearables that work
Ch.6 Complementary On-farm Enterprises
Part 4: Cultivating Quality of Life: Nurturing your body, mind, and spirit
Ch.9 Sister Share
Improving communication with men -- Fitting in -- Finding your local tribe -- Integrating family and kids
Ch.10 Crafting Balance
Time management -- Yin and yang of controlling chaos -- Food as fuel
Epilogue: Plate to Politics - Lead the Change You Seek -- State of the field -- Leadership ideas
"Females are farming in record numbers. Covering everything from business planning to tool use to integrating family into farm operations, Soil Sisters is a comprehensive blueprint for women who dream of bringing their vision of agricultural entrepreneurship to life. This unique guide blends inspiring stories of successful female farmers with practical information and resources for women launching new farming enterprises."-- Provided by publisher.
Issued also in electronic format.
21.00 HORT (10-001-1)
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Kivirist, Lisa, author. Soil sisters. (CaOONL)20159068320
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