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October 2017

Collard Green Cookoff and Wellness Expo

October 21, 2017 @ 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, 2017 - October 29, 2017

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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 - November 12, 2017
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, 2017 - November 17, 2017
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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Enterprise Budgets, Alternative Marketing, and Organic Production Workshop

November 28, 2017 - November 29, 2017
Monroe County Conservation & Educational Conference Center, 83 Teen Trail
Monroeville, AL 36460 United States
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Free

Are you looking to identify and establish new or alternative markets for your produce, fruit or meat/dairy products? Are you a new/beginning farmer or even a seasoned farmer that wants to learn more about the eligibility to participate in USDA programs? Or are you looking to have questions answered about programs and services that are…

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Georgia Farmers Market Association’s 2nd Annual Food For Thought Conference

November 30, 2017 - December 1, 2017
Gwinnett Technical College, 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30043 United States
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From the event organizers: "The 2nd Annual Food for Thought Conference brings market managers, farmers, municipalities, agricultural businesses, educators, healthcare professionals, food advocates and local food enthusiasts together to share their experience, knowledge and passion for healthy food, strong communities and food sovereignty. The Food for Thought Conference is an interactive, two-day conference that will…

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December 2017

75th Annual PAWC Conference

December 3, 2017 - December 5, 2017

The 75th Annual Professional Agriculture Workers Conference, hosted by Tuskegee University - theme this year is "Building Bridges to a Productive, Just and Sustainable Future".  More information at http://www.pawc.info/. ……………….. 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…

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2017 Food & Farm Forum

December 8, 2017 - December 9, 2017
Camp McDowell, 105 DeLong Rd.
Nauvoo, AL 35578 United States
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Save the dates for the 2017 Food & Farm Forum! The Forum will be held at Camp McDowell in Nauvoo, AL, on December 8-9, 2017. All the information you'll need will be posted as the event approaches, over at http://asanonline.org/forum17! We hope to see you in December!

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