Learning Circle for Women Farmland Owners


Time: 9:00-2:00

Location: Seneca Township - 16506 Garden Valley Rd, Woodstock, IL

Organization hosting this event: The Land Conservancy of McHenry County

Price Free


Do you own or manage farmland? If so, you are invited to participate in a discussion about conservation practices to improve the health and productivity of your land. This informal meeting will give you new ideas about how to manage the land you own and love.
This Learning Circle will focus on fruit crop production and riparian buffers, with a visit to McCann Berry Farm. Free event, lunch is provided. Registration required.

Date: Friday, July 22, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Location: Seneca Township, 16506 Garden Valley Rd, Woodstock, and McCann Berry Farm, 18110 Kishwaukee Valley Rd, Woodstock
Fee: Free, please register here, or contact Claire Hodge at chodge@conservemc.org or 815-337-9502 X 110. Please register by July 15.

TLC has been holding workshops, called Learning Circles, for women who own farmland.  The concept came from an organization based in Iowa called the Women, Food and Agriculture Network.  The Learning Circles are meant to provide a crucial link between women farmland owners and the resources they need to achieve their conservation goals by holding women-only meetings. Each meeting features a specific topic related to the business of farming or information on farmland management. Because the workshops are for women only, attendees feel free to raise questions, discuss challenges and get information on the wide range of resources available to them.