April 2018, a group of north Brazilian sustenance women farmers came together to build a community and learn together.
WESAB- women's empowerment in sustainable agriculture held its first 12 day
forum with a series of workshops and lectures including a range of sustainable
agriculture topics, from sustainable water use in grey water and rain
catchment, to soil tests and compost building and seeds saving, while all
throughout learning about themselves and each other by digging and planting
together in a joint effort so by the end of the course they had created a
community garden, with hopes of making another garden in the neighboring
community. This was an amazing experience for all involved, the farmers and the
teachers who came from all over the world including USA, Brazil and Israel
through the web or live in person. There was knowledge transfer and community
building with many new ideas and sustainable practices burgeoning.