Women Who Dig
Published Wednesday, April 11, 2018 4:23PM MDT
The image of the average farmer is often boiled down to a stereotype – male, mid 50s and behind the wheel of a massive tractor. But the face of farming in Alberta is changing, with women leading the way. In her new book, Women Who Dig: Farming, Feminism and the Fight to Feed the World, Trina Moyles shares the stories of women who are revolutionizing how food is grown. The book is rooted in Canada but takes readers around the world, focusing on how women are doing things differently and contributing to food security in their communities. Michael speaks with Trina and Dawn Boileau, owner/operator of Sunrise Gardens, an organic farm near Onoway.