Balancing Farm and Family – A Virtual Program from Friends of Spannocchia
Friends of Spannocchia is pleased to invite interested individuals to our upcoming (free!) virtual program: , on Monday, November 8th at 7pm ET.
In this program, Spannocchia farm intern alum Allyson Angelini will share her story of how she built a small family farm, from scratch, after returning to the US from her time at Spannocchia. She will discuss how she developed a framework for growing a business that feeds 110+ families and harvests over 300 different varieties of specialty vegetables and cut flowers, while also growing a family and a lifestyle they enjoy and are able to maintain.
Allyson will also offer tips and action items for finding a sustainable balance in your own life. Whether you are a farmer yourself, an entrepreneur developing any type of small business, or simply someone interested in hearing the details—struggles and triumphs—of one farmer’s journey to balance their business and family life, you’ll appreciate Allyson’s insights.
About Allyson: Allyson Angelini owns and operates in Ledyard, CT with her husband Keith and their three young children: Henry, Cora, and Sadie. She has a degree in Agriculture Education from UMass Amherst and over 15 years of experience raising animals, vegetables, and small fruit for market. Allyson has spoken at dozens of conferences and events. She serves as a mentor for Holistic Management International’s Beginning Women Farmers Program and is a member of the National Young Farmers Coalition. She loves to learn and to teach and fills her evenings and winters consulting for UConn and Cornell Extension.
About Spannocchia: Located on an organic farm property and historical estate in Tuscany (Italy), Spannocchia preserves an ancient form of life in Tuscany that is based on community, respect for tradition, and a responsible use of resources. Our primary mission is for the estate to serve as an international model and education center for sustainable practices. Since 2002, our US-based nonprofit, Friends of Spannocchia, has run a farm internship program, bringing young adults from around the world to learn about regenerative agriculture, sustainable food systems, and the cultural traditions of Tuscany. Our interns have become ambassadors of conservation and continue to employ the practices they learned at Spannocchia in their communities, professions, and daily lives. Through the generous support of members and donors, our non-profit entities are able to provide this and other memorable educational programming for visitors of all ages. At Spannocchia, we believe sharing our knowledge is just as important as preserving and protecting our natural environment. For more information, please .