The history of organic farming has so far been written mainly as that of "great men". Names of pioneering women like Mina Hofstetter, Gabrielle Howard or Erika Riese are hardly known today. Unjustifiably so.
In this workshop we use individual biographies to examine how women pioneers since the beginning of the 20th century have passionately researched, experimented, published, founded schools and thus significantly advanced the various directions of organic agriculture and horticulture. We want to give a voice to these "silent heroines" and make us aware of the importance of women's culture and genealogy.
2 February, 10:45-12:15
3 February, 10:45-12:15
4 February, 10:45-12:15
English | German
Mathilde Schmitt studied agricultural and social sciences, researched and taught at the Universities of Berlin (HU), Essen, Göttingen, Innsbruck, Salzburg and Mount Holyoke (USA) as well as at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck. She is currently self-employed and lectures on land, agriculture, environment and food issues from a gender perspective.