The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 120 – Starting a Farm in 2020 with Karri Munn-Venn

The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 120 - Starting a Farm in 2020 with Karri Munn-Venn
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Starting a Farm in 2020 with Karri Munn-Venn

On this week’s episode of The Rural Woman Podcast, you’ll meet Karri Munn-Venn. Karri is the co-owner and head shepherd at Fermes Leystone Farms located on unceded Algonquin territory in west Québec. She shares this piece of paradise with her fabulous husband Trefor, two teenage sons, 10-year-old daughter, and city-dog Kaz. Off-farm, Karri works as a climate policy analyst with a national not-for-profit organization.

Leystone Farms was established in 2020 at the edge of the Gatineau hills. Clearly identifiable by the beautiful hillside vineyard, Leystone is also home to 10 varieties of chickens, a sweet flock of Southdown Babydoll sheep, Scottish Blackface/Valais Blacknose sheep, and their guardian llama Loretta.

Everything at Leystone is guided by a desire to nurture. We seek to nurture the land, the plants, and the animals, using sustainable, regenerative practices. It is also important that we nurture our family, our friends, ourselves, and our community. Everyone is welcome here.

Karri Munn-Venn
Karri Munn-Venn

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Thank you to this weeks sponsor: Alison Weaver – Her Story

Alison Weaver of Alison Weaver – Her Story, along with her team have created Navigate. Navigate is a day planner for women in agriculture and rural women.

Alison loved day planners, making lists and journals. She has always been searching for a planner that would incorporate every aspect of her life on the farm housed in one place. After sharing the idea of creating a planner of my own with her daughter, they created Navigate.

Navigate  has everything from weekly planning, journaling, record keeping, and agricultural/household resources.  Navigate will be a great tool for your toolbox.

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Links Mentioned in The Show

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The Rural Woman Podcast Episode 120 - Starting a Farm in 2020 with Karri Munn-Venn

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