Women Farmers Swap Wisdom in New Mexico
For over two years now a growing group of 30 women farmers in Taos, NM, has been meeting annually in January and February to swap advice, share stories, and exchange information on everything farm related from seed saving to goat herding to preserving.
In addition to holding their meetings, the group stays connected throughout the year through email networking. Workshops and other opportunities are shared with group members.
Kanter was recently inspired by a seed exchange she attended that was advertised over the group's email.
“The next thing I want to learn how to do is how to save seed — because that's real sustainability. It's just so important. Those seeds have the genetic make-up to be able to grow here in this harsh environment,” said Kanter.
The delicious artisan cheeses that some of the goat herders have made and brought to meetings, has also been an inspiration for Kanter who has a certificate in culinary arts from UNM-Taos.