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Growers Trina and Michelle speak with other women who work for a living at Connections for Women


I do a lot of public speaking for Left Foot, wherever I can find


an audience interested in local food and sustainable agriculture, or inclusion and intellectual diversity.  I love talking about what we do, and I love it even more when crew members from the farm do the talking.  We had an opportunity like this in May, speaking to the Connections for Women breakfast group in Olympia.  I was joined that morning by our employment program leader Jane Jones and by growers Trina and Michelle.  Jane set up a skit, showing how they muster up to organize the work day each morning.  She began with a list of tasks to complete, and Trina and Michelle assigned the tasks to crewmembers, including themselves. They were fabulous!  They were able to show off their knowledge of the work they do and the skills of their coworkers, as well as their own. I was so proud of them, and the audience of close to 50 women genuinely accepted and acknowledged them as working women who are very much a part of our community and local economy.


One Response

  1. We have such awesome women working here on the farm! Everyone is dedicated to good quality food and demonstrate strong work ethics. It is a good place to be! Way to go Michelle and Trina! You do us proud!

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