A small, diverse permaculture farm (and now, Bakery!) in beautiful SE Minnesota - our dream come true life focused on Local Food, Local Art, Local Music.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Just over a year ago, I discovered Kiva, a great organization where you can make $25 micro-loans to entrepreneurs all over the world. Since then I have made 22 loans, all to women farmers, from Guatemala to Ethiopia to Cambodia to Armenia. As soon as each $25 loan is repaid, I can withdraw it, but I always recycle it to another woman supporting her family by raising chickens, or cows or growing apples, or some other agricultural endeavor. I love the feeling of being connected to other women farmers around the globe.
In September 2008, we dived into our dream of creating a small, sustainable farm. Neither of us has previous farming experience, but we have enthusiasm and many ideas for this little 10-acre farmstead.