At Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture, we’ve been reflecting on the past twenty years of this organization, and on the trailblazing women whose commitment to this community allows us to flourish today.
Over twenty years ago, a group of High Country women began gathering at one another's farms, in fields, and in classrooms. They shared meals, knowledge and resources to create a network of support as they grew their small farm businesses. We refer to this group as BRWIA’s Founding Mothers.
Their vision and perseverance laid the groundwork for BRWIA’s future as a hub for community, education, connection and greater access to local food. We’ll be highlighting these women throughout 2023!
Click for profiles. (More coming soon...!)
Pat Beaver Carol Coulter Diane Price Mary Boyer Sue Counts Tathel Miller Chilton Rogers Bettie Thomas Hollis Wild + BRWIA's First Board of Directors Diane Deal Jane Chandler Della Riley Judi Scharns Kathyrn Smith