All women farmer, growers, and food activists in the Pittsburgh area are invited to participate in this inaugural project!

Using an exciting, hands-on research method called photovoice, The Female Farmer Photovoice Project wants to highlight the most pressing challenges facing female farmers, growers, and food activists in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


The project has two parts~ 

          Part 1        







   Part 2 




Participation in the project involves a total of five steps:

  1. Attendance at the project information meeting – Sat. May 4, 2019, from 4-6 PM at the House of Manna

  2. Photography – take pictures, using the provided disposable camera.

  3. Attendance at the reflection meeting – Sat. June 1, 2019, from 4-6 PM at the House of Manna

  4. Participation in an individual interview (optional) 

  5. Attendance at the photovoice gallery presentation (optional) – (date TBA)


Want to learn more? Visit our FAQ page!


January to May 2019


Sat. May 4 2019

Sat. June 1 2019


In Part 1, we are looking to interview women farmers, growers, and food activists working in Pittsburgh who would like to share their experience as urban growers and give their opinions on how non-governmental organizations, extension, academic research, and federal programs can better support urban agriculture.

In Part 2 of the project, participants will work together to create a traveling print (and digital) photography gallery that will be displayed at agricultural education, networking, and policy events throughout the Northeast and beyond!

The Female Farmer Photovoice Project


This project is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture,
through the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under subaward number GNE18-190-32231 
and is made possible with support from the Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network (PA-WAgN).

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