Book Review: Emergent Strategy

The concepts of Emergent Strategy build on biomimicry, the process of imitating the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems. The first half of the book focuses on exploring these elements individually and how they apply to social organizing.

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Exploring Facilitation Techniques with Jean Eells

Our ground-breaking Women Caring for the Land℠ (WCL) program has received many honors, including an Iowa Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in May 2013. We recently talked to WCL curriculum developer and program evaluator Jean Eells, PhD about her experiences with different facilitation styles and her research.

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Women, Land and Legacy Celebrates 15 Years

Fifteen years ago a group of women were brought together by Iowa’s USDA State Outreach Council and tasked with finding an effective outreach program for Iowa’s women landowners and farmers. These women represented an array of non-profits, government agencies, faith-based organizations, producers and landowners. I recently interviewed two of the founding members of the group.

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WFAN 2018 Annual Conference encourages attendees to step into action

It’s as much a time to come together, learn and grow as it is a time to ground ourselves in the lifelong, challenging work of being women in food and agriculture. The 2018 conference brought together 200 women (and a few nonbinary folks and men!) working for healthy food and farming. The conference was held at the Holiday Inn DTWN in Des Moines, Iowa, on November 2-3.

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