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All of us here at Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA) are so grateful for the many engaged citizens across our communities who are working to strengthen connections between food, health, natural resource protection, economic development, and agriculture.
And with your help, we can make more happen!
Your Support Matters!
In order to build a sustainable local food system, educate community members about food and agriculture, create opportunities for low resource families to access healthier food, increase the economic viability of farmers, and expand opportunities for women farmers in rural Appalachia, we need YOU!
Please join us in supporting BRWIA by making a donation or signing up for a membership today!
Become a Dedicated Seed Saver!
Are you interested in growing Southern Appalachian heirloom vegetables? Would you like to learn how to save seeds? Would you like to save those seeds for our community?
Become a Dedicated Seed Saver with the Watauga Seed Library!
On February 23rd, the Watauga Seed Library will hold an informational gathering for folks who are interested in becoming a Dedicated Seed Saver. The event will be held from 5:30-7:00 PM at the Watauga County Public Library.
No prior seed saving experience is required. However, community members are invited to contribute seeds that they or their family have saved.
By becoming a Dedicated Seed Saver, you will help keep our long-time vegetables alive and you will be an important part of a self-sustaining community endeavor!
The Watauga County Public Library is located at 140 Queen St, Boone, NC 28607. To RSVP, you can visit our Facebook Event or you can call Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture at (828) 386-1537.
We are very excited to have hosted our 10th annual High Country Farm Tour series! This year, the farm tour occurred in in THREE counties, featuring 30 farms. The participating farms held "open houses" so that participants could see how each farm or garden runs and what makes them unique! The 2016 High Country Farm Tour was a wonderful opportunity to educate consumers of all ages about the importance of sustainable agriculture and local food while also increasing income through on-the-farm sales and advertising. If you are interested in strengthening our local food system, we hope you will consider joining the 2017 High Country Farm Tour by becoming a supporter, volunteer, or a participant. If you would like to become involved for 2017, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.