Astrid is not domesticated, she is a free spirit. And she inspires me to continue to grow as a rural woman in the struggle to preserve my land ... our Earth.
“I write these words as woman who strives to preserve our rural culture, our traditions, our roots and our values. What could I say of Astrid, my earthy sister..!? She, as nobody else I know, is endowed with a wonderful human intelligence and an amazing ability to use it in a positive way. The first time we ever met, at my farm, she had a way of speaking and looking at me that made me feel proud about my profession, about being a farmer. From the very first day she felt as she belonged in this land, as if she would have lived here in a previous life. Astrid was, is, and will continue to be the main interconnection among us in our Alvelal rural community. She is mind, heart, hands and soul ... my 4 favourite returns. She is not domesticated, Astrid is a free spirit. And she inspires me to continue to grow as a rural woman in the struggle to preserve my land ... our EARTH. "