Photo Credit: Sarah Kenyon, Studio Rte 7

Women in Conservation & Agriculture

On Thursday, September 22nd, Greenagers welcomed students from 5 regional Berkshire County high schools to April Hill for our first Women in Conservation and Agriculture Conference. Students participated in a variety of workshops ranging from from tree climbing to turtle tracking. The weather didn’t keep us from an eventful day that featured – in addition to the workshops –  a panel discussion and keynote address from Jen Salinetti of Woven Roots Farm.

A big thank you to all the women professionals who led the day:

Angela Sirois-Pitel & Nicole Kauffman: The Nature Conservancy

Jess Toro: Native Habitat Restoration

Sarah Monteiro: April Hill Farm

Maeven Broderick: Hartney Greymont

Jen Salinetti: Woven Roots Farm

Greenagers also thanks our Conference sponsors: Berkshire Grown, Berkshire Agricultural Ventures, and Berkshire Natural Resources Council.

And finally, a big thank you to all the students who participated in the day, for stepping out of physical and mental comfort zones, for great enthusiasm, and great questions.