About Us

About Us

United Farmgirls sprouted from a tiny seed of a dream: to create an online community and informational website exclusively for women farmers, homesteaders, and gardeners.

It all started with a group of women who sold food at local farmers markets. They were looking for a place where they could share knowledge, support each other, even create barter opportunities. There were lots of gardening sites on the web, but nothing seemed like a good fit for these hardcore farmgirls, who went a step beyond gardening into serious animal caretaking, food growing, and harvest storage. So they did what any multifaceted farmgirls would do. They created their own! OHH Farmgirl was born.

As OHH Farmgirl’s loyal community grew, it became clear that it had outgrown its spot. A transplant was necessary, and United Farmgirls is the result. In our new, richly fertile home, you’ll find killer articles, wise words, and personal experiences from farmgirls across the nation, committed to sharing wisdom on all the topics that we want to hear about from growing food to animal caretaking to agricultural business to taking great care of your skin and body. We believe that women have the power to make the world a greener place one garden plot at a time. United Farmgirls celebrates and supports that power. Farmgirls unite!

Meet Our Top Writers

 

Kristle Chester

Kristle Chester

Writer, Research for My Homestead Planting Guide

Kristle Chester lives in southern Georgia with Dex, the spastic spaniel, and three chickens, who miraculously survived the day Dex discovered that chickens are birds. Most mornings, you’ll find her digging in the dirt, picking peas, or staring at the watermelons. She’s yet to learn that watched watermelons never grow. As a freelance writer, she’s always looking for new projects. You can contact her via her website https://indexwriter.com.

See also: My Homestead Planting Guide.

Krista Lawson

Krista Lawson

Writer - Animal Husbandry, Homesteading

Krista Lawson is a follower of Christ, a homeschooling mom, and a recovering caffeine addict. She loves living the simple life on her Blue Ridge Mountain homestead with her husband and daughter. Her family shares their homestead with three dogs, 8 cats, 12 chickens, and a few goats. Spending time outdoors is one of her greatest joys. Her hobbies include gardening, hiking, and nature photography.

Krista recently retired from a 22-year career in the pet care industry, and now focuses on her writing and graphic design company, Creation Is Art, full time. Writing is her passion and she is an avid blogger. She enjoys sharing her passions and interests with others through her writing and graphic designs. She specializes in creating SEO content and social media graphics for online entrepreneurs. (articles)

Kim Wong-Shing

Kim Wong-Shing

Writer - Self care, Lifestyle

Kim Wong-Shing is a writer in New Orleans, LA. She grew up in Philadelphia and attended Brown University. Her favorite things to grow are herbs, and she’s currently getting to know two sassy chickens named Patsy and Irma. She writes about beauty, identity, wellness, and lifestyle. (articles)

Kenzi Wood

Kenzi Wood

Writer - DIY, Homesteading

Kenzi is a marketer and writer in San Antonio. When she isn’t glued to her computer, you can find her cooking up a batch of yogurt or tending to her raised bed planters. (articles)

Contributors:

 

the United Farmgirls Contributors

the United Farmgirls Contributors

Various Writers/Contributors

A group of farmers, gardeners, travelers, parents, homemakers, homesteaders, and health conscience women (from across the country) who also contribute their authorship talents to this site.

Site Management

 

Dee Dee

Dee Dee

Administrator, Contributor

Dee Dee is an avid gardener, homesteader, and DIY’er. She founded United Farmgirls as a support system for women who share her love of self-sufficiency. Dee Dee is passionate about finding links between nutrition, lifestyle, and mental health. When she’s not caring for her family, market garden, and a menagerie of livestock on her homestead, Dee Dee serves on the board for Mental Health California Magazine, and is working on her degree in Sustainable Food and Farming at the University of Massachusetts.

Erin Weaver

Erin Weaver

Editor, Researcher, Writer

Erin Weaver is a nature-loving writer from England who spent her childhood on farms, in stables, and chasing her dogs around muddy fields. These days, she enjoys crafting, travel, and thrifting for vintage treasures.

Molly Zaman

Molly Zaman

Social Media Manager

Creative Director and Founder of Bearly Marketing – The Friendly Social Media Marketing Team.