Today is the United Nations International Day of Rural Women!
It's a time to celebrate the huge and critical role women play in rural areas and in our food system. This is a shoutout to all the regenerative rural women, the mothers, daughters, grandmothers, indigenous women and those... who identify as women for their contribution to sustainable food systems, and for their resilience to border closures, transport disruptions, boarding school headaches and distance from family.
A rural woman we are celebrating today is Maddy Pursehouse from our Rothesay case study. Maddy is a first-generation grazier in the NSW Liverpool Plains, and is passionate about regenerating her soils and landscapes. "I not only want to leave our property ecologically better off for future generations, but also create a profitable business so it can be left to our children if they wish to continue with our vision; to create a healthy, growing business, people, land, livestock and profits by implementing regenerative principles.". You can read more of her case study here: https://soilsforlife.org.au/the-rothesay-transition-story/ #hatsofftoruralwomen