By: admin On: February 12, 2016 In: Founders to Future, Life Quality

February 16, 2016

From the first 25 years of service, building on the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Movement, to the next 100 years in which we will mature and reshape the entire South under leadership of folks like Kavita and Nikki, who are eager and ready to take on that Leadership.
–Steve Muntz, Executive Director Southern SAWG

Gabe Schwartzman 2016 SAWG Presentation from Southern Mutual Help Association on Vimeo.

SOSAWG’s Background:

  • SMHA’s Sr. Helen Vinton co-founded Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group in 1991
  • Sr. Helen was awarded the SoSAWG leadership founders award in recognition for her wisdom and tireless determination as a leader, mentor, and friend in 2007.
  • The 25th Annual SAWG conference was held in Lexington, Kentucky in January of 2016 and is the single largest gathering of nearly 1,400 people from 13 states and territories.
  • The Taste of Kentucky Banquet, a special dinner using 25 ingredients sustainable farmers from Kentucky provided, included a digital 25 year timeline created with input from members, including SMHA and a special video message from Helen!
  • Learn more about Southern SAWG by visiting the website at SSAWG

From Founders to Future

  • Read the original three page agenda typed in 1991 by Helen on an IBM Selectric typewriter!


From SMHA’s Archives to the SAWG Archives

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