Women of the dirt

Sabo – will work for food
Jenny Sabo is a hard scrabble farmer and an eco-pioneer.  She believes soil health and sustainable farming is a national issue. She started Women of the Dirt , a group of farm-women across southwest Montana who share information on sustainable foods, gardening and livestock.

Farmers from all over the country now consult Women of the Dirt about sustainable farming practices.

“They are young, vivacious, very grounded people with a lot of technical capacity and personal passion,” 

6 Responses

  1. Wow I would so like to be a part of your group. I know and respect quite a few of you! I am always eager to learn more about our animals and our land. We live on 5 acres outside of Manhattan. My family is very involved 4h ,farm fair, outreach with our animals etc. I love to share our place with others especially kids! looking forward to hearing from youall! Blessings,

  2. Hi there~my family lives in Bozeman city limits. We have the most incredible cat I’ve ever known. His name is Pickles. He is super friendly, bold, not intimidated by anything really. He likes to wonder and visit people in a several block radius. Unfortunately, he has discovered the cat hater’s house around the block. They have low hanging bird feeders, leave their doors wide open– you can guess what happens…Pickles is an excellent hunter! These “neighbors” contest that he’s in only cat that poops in their flower beds and that goes even goes in their yard. They have been aggressive toward him and in turn he pooped in their screened in porch. They told me Monday that they want to kill him (but said they won’t) but that they might take him somewhere and drop him. They won’t close their door to keep him out and are unwilling to problems solve. I’m afraid they will do something terrible to him. They were hostile when I tried talking with them. My 8 year old daughter and I are crazy in love with Pickles. He has been inside our house since Sunday night…he is not meant to be an inside only cat. My heart breaks at the thought of losing him, but I want him to be happy and free and safe. If there was someone out there that needs a skilled hunter and lots of love I would be so grateful to meet you and talk about options for Pickles. He is really an indoor/outdoor kind of guy. He is neutered and all his shots are up to date. He gets along with dogs, chickens, kids, almost all people, just not crazy people. He’s a long hair grey cat with beautiful green eyes.

  3. I just heard of you gals and guys. I would like to attend your next meeting. My husband and I have sheep(5) and I process our wool for quilt batting. We also raise natural lamb-no addatives or hormones for meat. I will look forward to learning more about your group.

  4. About the greenhouse heated by chickens: are you referring to their body heat? I imagine it smells real swell in a warm greenhouse with chickens and…well…chicken poop wafting in the air :) And how do you keep the chickens out of the growing food in the greenhouse? My experience with chickens is that they eat every kind of food, growing, cooked or spoiled, they don’t care.

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