Connecting to Others: Farmgirl Sisterhood

by Catherine Haug, Dec 7, 2011

There’s a new community group of interest to those of us who are learning the old, time-tested and low energy methods of gardening, food preparation and homemaking in general. There are several chapters in the Flathead (see below), including one in Bigfork. To learn more about this growing national organization, check out The Farmgirl Sisterhood website.

“We are Sisters — a sisterhood of farmgirls. We’re country, we’re city, and every texture and stripe in between. It’s not at all about where we live, but how we live.”

“Farmgirl is a condition of the heart.”

From an article in Mother Earth News (The Happy Homesteader: Join the Farmgirl Sisterhood):

“If you love learning modern homesteading skills and sharing them with your friends and family, then you embody the spirit behind MaryJane’s Farmgirl Sisterhood. MaryJane Butters, editor of the magazine MaryJane’s Farm, began the organization out of her passion for the organic farming lifestyle. The Sisterhood is open “to all farmgirls or farmgirls at heart.” [NOTE: MaryJane’s farm is based in Boise Idaho.]

On the Farmgirl Connection website you can:

  • Join a chatroom
  • Join the sisterhood
  • Read the blogs of various Farmgirl members
  • Start a new, or join and existing chapter
  • Sign up for Farmgirl projects

Here are current chapters in the Flathead valley (See the FarmGirl Chapter Search page for more contact info and chapters in other communities (you can search by zip code or community name):

  • Bigfork: Bigfork Buttercups and Bluebirds
  • Kalispell: Farmgirls of the Flathead
  • Polson: Montana Farmgirls
  • Somers: Verity’s Urban Farmgirls
  • Swan Lake: Big Sky Farmgirl

To learn more about, or to join the local Bigfork chapter, contact 837-5493, or use the FarmGirl Chapter Search to contact via the internet. I believe they meet at Swan River Community Hall.

I’ve added a link to the Farmgirl Connection website in the right-hand column of our home page under “Other Organizations & Misc. Links.”

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