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October 2017

Fall Gardening Workshop

October 1 @ 2:00 pm
Petals from the Past, 16034 County Road 29
Jemison, AL 35085 United States
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Free

Hosted by Petals from the Past: Jason will discuss his favorite perennials for fall bloom and planting. Learn why fall is a great season to plant. ……………….. This event is not hosted by ASAN. As one of ASAN’s roles is to share information and resources across our network so as to maximize all of our…

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Moss Rock Festival

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Preserve, 616 Preserve Pkwy
Hoover, AL 35226 United States
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This annual festival held each November at The Preserve in Hoover focuses on nature-inspired art and design, an eco themed market, beer garden, outdoor activities, live music, and more.  Full list of vendors and exhibitors is available on the festival website. Saturday, November 4th / 10:00am – 5:00pm Sunday, November 5th/ 10:00am – 4:00pm Gate: $7 Adults, $10…

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Ruffner Interconnected: 40 Years and Counting

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, 1214 81st St S
Birmingham, AL 35206 United States
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Free

Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve was founded in 1977 when a small group of dedicated individuals decided to save a mountain threatened by deforestation and development. Over the years, Ruffner has grown from a few acres to more than 1,000, making it one of the largest privately held, urban nature preserves in the country. Join for a…

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East Mississippi-West Alabama Natural Resources Workshop

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
East Mississippi Electric Power Association, 2128 Highway 39 North
Meridian, MS 39301 United States
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Free workshop will cover: Conservation planning on your farm Forestry management practices Transferring property and wealth Food safety Soil & Water Conservation Commissions Farmer panel discussion   To register contact: John H. Jones 662-871- 0422, Delmer Stamps 601-940- 3340, Andrew Williams 334-216- 1344, -334- 627-3276- or James Ford 615-483- 6825, or Meridian NRCS 601-483- 4100…

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Collard Green Cookoff and Wellness Expo

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Urban Ministry, 1229 Cotton Avenue SW
Birmingham, AL 35211 United States
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Free

Hosted by Urban Ministry and WE Community Garden: The 9th Annual Maw Maw’s Collard Green Cook-off and Wellness Expo is a celebration of food, wellness, and community promoting the healthy living programs of Urban Ministry. The family-focused event will be hosted in the heart of West End on the grounds of Urban Ministry on Saturday,…

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Native Plant Conference

October 26 - October 29

2017 Native Plant Conference - Celebrating the Astounding Biodiversity of the Southeast   Featuring: Pre-conference workshops (October 26), sales of books authored by presenters, plant sales, student poster session, field trips and a special evening dinner with entertainment.  Full schedule available at https://bbgardens.org/central-south-schedule.php.   Conference Honoree – Bill Finch Registration ranges from $135-$185 and includes lunch on Friday…

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Permaculture: The Edible Forest Garden

October 29 @ 2:00 pm
Petals from the Past, 16034 County Road 29
Jemison, AL 35085 United States
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Free

Tracy Britnell will discuss basic principles for developing an Edible Forest garden with a focus on creating plant guilds. Plant guilds are similar to “companion planting”. A guild consists of many different species that serve different functions and purposes. These species work together to create a mutually beneficial environment. The workshop will look at a…

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November 2017

Urban Ag Workshop: Innovations & Issues

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Road
Birmingham , AL 35223 United States
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$10 - $25

Hosted by ACES: Featuring: Hydroponics and Aquaponics - Jeremy Pickens and Joe Kemble Pollinators Around Town - Sallie Lee and Allyson Shabel Hoophouse and High Tunnel - Eddie Wheeler, Hunter McBrayer, and Rhonda Britton Lunch Keynote "Baltimore’s Green Renaissance" - Dr. Quin Holifield Food Facts and Food Safety - Rudy Pacumbaba, Lisa Kriese-Anderson, and Janet Johnson Lunch is included! Cost to register is $25…

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Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners National Conference

November 10 - November 12
Georgia State University, 55 Gilmer Street
Atlanta, GA United States
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From the hosts: "Black Urban Growers (BUGs) and our partners are pleased to present the 7th Annual Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners (BUGS) Conference, convening urban and rural farmers, students, chefs, food product makers, herbalists, nutritionists, consumers, policy makers, educators, activists and organizations from across the country! Rooted and Rising: Black Southern Land Legacies of…

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Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (AFVGA) Annual Conference

November 16 - November 17
Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center, 1850 Lay Dam Road
Clanton, AL 35045 United States
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Featuring a trade show, educational workshops, farm tours, and more. Registration Deadline: Monday, October 23, 2017 For exhibitor and attendee registration visit http://afvga.org and http://www.cvent.com/events/2017-alabama-fruit-and-vegetable-growers-association-annual-conference-tradeshow/event-summary-093beb9c9f1a42ba92f9f0ce737ca82b.aspx?dvce=1 From the event organizers: "Registration Information:       Registration will be $100 per person this year and includes a one-year membership to the AFVGA.  Alabama Farmers Federation members can save an additional $30 by registering…

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