This award-winning manual is intended to give users an overview of the rationale and methodology for targeting outreach to non-operator women landowners, particularly those 65 and older who now control a significant percentage of US farmland. It also provides a number of conservation demonstration activities, which range from very simple to more complex, both in concept and execution.
The National Association for Interpretation selected the manual as the first-place winner for 2013 in the curriculum category of their annual media awards competition.
The following are resources that complement the guide:
- Activity 2: Crop residue photos (ZIP file)
- Activity 3: Raindrop photo (JPG)
- Activity 4: Set of labeled photos (PDF)
- Activity 12: Set of photos (PDF)
- Women Caring for the Land pilot project summary (2009) PDF
Order the Curriculum Manual Online
Would you like to order a print copy of our curriculum manual? Cost is $35, which includes shipping. Please visit our Publications Order Form. Or you can view or download a free PDF version by clicking the image above. 104 pp.
Interested in hosting a Women Caring for the Land learning circle in your community?
We wish we could get to every community where women own farmland. If you want us to come to your community and facilitate a learning circle, here are our services and what they cost. Contact us if you would like to work with us or write us into a grant!
If you want to hold a learning circle on your own — great! We love when other groups use this program, and we provide professional development training whenever we can. Here are guidelines for using the name and logo.