March 11
California Small Farm Conference

Rohnert Park, CA

Cost: See website for details

Temra Costa to moderate a panel titled, “Rural Chicks: Women in Farming and Ranching”
Session 4 – 9:15 AM – 10:30 PM




January 18-20
Nevada County Sustainable Food & Farming Conference

Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building
255 South Auburn Street
Grass Valley, CA 


Women continue to lead the change for more sustainable food systems. Join Farmer Jane (Temra Costa) for a special keynote on January 19th and for a hands-on break out session for women farmers on Sunday, January 20th.



February 17 – 19

California 1
Big Sur, CA

Cost: See website for details

Join permaculture designer and educator Lindsay Dailey along with author and sustainable-food educator Temra Costa for a weekend of exploring women's role in regenerating our communities and the natural world through our relationships with food and agriculture.

Over the course of three days, you'll be taught how to grow and prepare food in a way that nourishes wellbeing and sustains the land. We will experiment with hands-on skills in the garden and the kitchen, and these activities will be complemented by creative-writing reflections and group discussions.


March 6
Women's History Month

Hazelrigg Student Union Room C
Hastings, NE

Local food tasting from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Cost: FREE

Join HC’s Women’s History Month celebration. Through speakers, a movie, and song, the campus will explore how women shape the sustainable food movement and how they pull their families out of poverty. T. Costa to present on, "The Roots of Women and Food: How Women are Changing the Way our Country Eats and Farms.”

March 21
Oxfam America Webinar with Farmer Jane

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Cost: FREE

Tune in for a free video webinar presentation and discussion with author Temra Costa. Email info[at] for details.



April 18
Food Week

Saint Mary's College Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

7:00 PM
Cost: FREE

T. Costa to present on “Women’s Role in Changing How we Eat and Farm.” Email info[at] for details.


June 8-10

California 1
Big Sur, CA

Cost: See website for details

What's more inspiring than deepening our knowledge with something that all of us think about morning, noon, and night? Join Temra Costa, sustainable-food educator and author of Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat, for a women's weekend of exploring our role in improving the food system. During this workshop, you'll be taught practical skills for becoming a change maker in your kitchen, garden, and community. You'll also develop a personal plan to become a more effective forager of seasonal deliciousness in 2012 and beyond.


September 15
Grey to Green Festival

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wick Park @ Elm Street
Youngstown, OH

Cost: Free

Farmer Jane (Temra Costa) to keynote on how communities across the country are changing our food system for the better at 12:00 PM. She will also be speak in Warren, OH on Thursday, September 13 at 7:00 PM. Please email info[at] for more information.

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