Lisa Kivirist

Lisa Kivirist

Lisa Kivirist is a Senior Fellow, Endowed Chair in Agricultural Systems at the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture and a national advocate for women in sustainable agriculture. She founded and directs the Rural Women's Project of the Midwest Organic Sustainable Education Service, an award-winning initiative championing female farmers and food-based entrepreneurs.

Together with her husband, John Ivanko, Lisa is co-author of Homemade for Sale, Farmstead Chef, ECOpreneuring and Rural Renaissance. Lisa and her family run Inn Serendipity Farm and Bed & Breakfast, completely powered by the wind and sun in the rolling green hills of southern Wisconsin.

Author's Titles

Soil Sisters

Soil Sisters

A Toolkit for Women Farmers

Women in agriculture are sprouting up in record numbers, but they face a host of distinct challenges and opportunities. Blending What Color is Your …

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Homemade for Sale

Homemade for Sale

How to Set Up and Market a Food Business from Your Home Kitchen

From farm-to-fork and "Buy Local", to slow food and hand-made artisan breads, more people than ever are demanding real food made with real …

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Farmstead Chef

Farmstead Chef

Join Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko, proprietors of the award-winning Inn Serendipity, as they launch a return to our roots of independence, …

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ECOpreneuring

ECOpreneuring

Putting Purpose and the Planet Before Profits

Powerful social trends towards green living, relocalization and self-sufficiency have fanned the fires of would-be ecopreneurs in North America, …

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Rural Renaissance (PDF)

Rural Renaissance (PDF)

Renewing the Quest for the Good Life

by Lisa Kivirist & John Ivanko
foreword by Bill McKibben

In the '60s it was called the "back to the land" movement, and in Helen and Scott Nearings' day, it was "living the good life." Whatever the term, …

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