Donate to Southern SAWG
Now through October 31st, we will be accepting donations through our website toward the Alison Wiediger Scholarship Fund. This special fund is at the request of her husband Paul, so in lieu of flowers, people can show their love and continue to support sustainable farming by helping a farmer go to the Southern SAWG conference in January.
Alison was such an amazing teacher and a leader in sustainable agriculture. Alison and her husband owned and operated Au Naturel Farm near Smiths Grove, Kentucky, and together had over 80 years of production experience using organic methods. She and Paul did so much to advance sustainable and just farms and food systems. A scholarship fund in her name is just one small way to extend Alison's legacy.
Southern SAWG includes so many people from across the South who believe in creating a farm and food system that is ecologically sound, economically viable, and just. For over 25 years, SSAWG has gathered in the South to share our values and knowledge.
There are two easy ways for you to make a valuable contribution:
Option 1 — Online
Donate with a credit card through our secure site by clicking the "donate" button below.
Thank you for showing your support for building a sustainable and just farm and food system in the South. A sustainable food system must protect and enhance the health of the soil. It must also enhance the health of the people who grow the food, those who consume the food, and the health of both rural and urban communities.
All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Southern SAWG Corporate Donor Policy
Over the past twenty-six years, the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG) has established itself successfully in the sustainable agriculture community and on the national stage as an effective, non-partisan organization working to protect, inspire, and empower farmers to create an agricultural system that is environmentally sound, economically viable, socially just, and humane.
- SSAWG requires funding to achieve its goals;
- Corporate donations and sponsorship are important sources of funding by which SSAWG achieves its mission; and yet with that
- To be truly effective in achieving meaningful and significant gains in our member states agricultural systems, we must maintain our independence and organizational integrity.
In this, we establish to accept corporate donations based on the following set of strict ethical guidelines.