Urban Farms: The New Frontier for Female Farmers – Modern Farmer

women_farmersDoes the city represent a new landscape for women accessing land to grow food?

Vanessa Hanel is a twenty-nine year old female farmer living in the heart of grain-and-cattle country in Calgary, Alberta. Hanel didn’t grow up on a farm, but developed a passion for agriculture in her early twenties. After sowing her first handful of seeds in a community garden plot, she grew hooked on growing food and, eventually, farming.

Hanel isn’t alone.

Source: Urban Farms: The New Frontier for Female Farmers – Modern Farmer

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