Women have a unique perspective when it comes to land management and their experience as landowners. In recognition of this perspective and in an effort to connect such landowners with each other Franklin Land Trust; in conjunction with UMass Amherst Extension, MA DCR, and North Quabbin Regional Landscape Partnership; held a workshop specifically for women landowners.
Keystone Cooperator Judy Williams hosted the event at her beautiful Plainfield property. Laurie Sanders, host of NPR’s Field Notes, was also in attendance to share her knowledge of the woods and infectious enthusiasm with the 17 women who attended, including some mothers and daughters. The event started off with introductions and a walk through Judy’s property and ended with lunch and discussion.
As can be imagined, the issues and concerns faced by the landowners in attendance were as unique as the number of parcels they owned. Providing a setting in which they could share their thoughts, concerns, and solutions was both helpful and encouraging. Little more than a beautiful setting and some good food are needed to get the conversation going.
Stay tuned for more Woodland Connections for Women events!