Pennsylvania Women's Agricultural Network (WAgN)

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June 30, 2020

PA-WAgN Membership Survey

PA-WAgN (Pennsylvania Women's Agricultural Network) is going through an organizational transition, and we need to hear from our membership about your experiences and thoughts about the future of PA-WAgN. We have created a survey to get your feedback about how to shape PA-WAgN's mission, activities, and structure. The survey takes between 10-20 minutes. It asks about your participation over the past few years at PA-WAgN events and your priorities for PA-WAgN in the future. We know that in the current state of the world, an organization seeking your input may be the last thing on your mind. Still, we hope that those with capacity consider participating as COVID-19 has shown the importance of continued investment and participation in agriculture.

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June 30, 2020

Recordings Available: Essentials Class Series

Recordings are now available for the 3-part essentials class series PA-WAgN hosted in partnership with The Quiet Creek Herb Farm and School of Country Living. Located in the 'Farminar' Tab on our website you will find recordings for the Hand Sanitizers Class, Plant Propagation Class, and Herbal Soap Making Class.

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June 30, 2020

Homewood Historical Healing Garden Event w/ BUGs-FPC on July 4th!

Join PA-WAgN for a welcoming event presented by The Black Urban Gardeners and Farmers Cooperative. Come out and be a part, help build, and experience the Homewood Historical Healing Garden. Learn about BUGs-FPC's workshop opening and introduction established to introduce mindfulness meditation, yoga, and Reiki to address our community trauma with direction and guidance by Community Shaman Pomaj Chakmam Yajalaji on healing modalities. All are welcome, hope to see you there! Click 'Read More' to register.

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June 30, 2020

24 LGBTQ+ Farms and Organizations Celebrating Community Through Food and Agriculture – Food Tank

(From Foodtank.com) Throughout the United States and around the world, millions of people gather in June for Pride Month, a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and honor their contributions to the world. Over the past several years, the U.S. has made significant strides toward equality for people of all genders and sexualities, with landmarks such as the legalization of same-sex marriage by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015 and the election of Danica Roem, Virginia’s first openly transgender candidate, in 2017. And on June 15, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Despite this progress, LGBTQ+ people continue to experience discrimination that negatively impacts their physical and mental wellbeing. Transgender and gender-nonconforming people in the U.S., particularly Black transgender women, remain at increased risk of fatal violence and sexual assault. Studies also show that LGBTQ+-identifying folks—especially people of color—face higher rates of food insecurity than their straight and cisgender counterparts. And while many LGBTQ+ adults in the U.S. have access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), some food banks and pantries have denied services to people due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. In the face of this discrimination, LGBTQ+ community leaders around the globe continue to fight for lasting change. In honor of Pride Month, Food Tank is highlighting collectives, farms, and other organizations that are working to strengthen LGBTQ+ representation in the food system and give back to their communities.

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