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September 2016
$45 - $50

The Art of Making Paper from Native Plants

September 17 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Birmingham Botanical Gardens,
2612 Lane Park Road
Birmingham , AL 35223 United States
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Instructor: Instructor: Doug Baulos, Asst. Professor of Drawing and Book Arts, UAB Members $45|Non-members $50 Throughout history, many different cultures have made paper out of various organic fibers. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about, and make various types of paper… including sheet, relief, and three dimensional structures. The natural overlap between plant fibers…

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Kiwi and Late Apples -Dr. Arlie Powell

September 18 @ 2:00 pm
Petals from the Past,
16034 County Road 29
Jemison, AL 35085 United States
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At Petals from the Past come take a walk with Dr. Powell through the Kiwi orchard and late apples. Dr. Powell will discuss how to grow Kiwi and care and maintenance of these delicious fruits. You will also tour the apple orchard and discuss growing conditions and maintenance for them as well.   This event…

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Lunch and Learn: Learn Where to Snip

September 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jon Archer Agricultural Center,
1070 Schillinger Road
N. Mobile, AL 36608 United States

Mobile Masters Gardeners host a Lunch and Learn one Monday each month. Admission is free and open to the public. Beverages are provided. Bring a lunch, bring a chair, bring a friend. Presentation by Beverly Davis-Ikebana. For more information visit the Mobile Masters Gardeners website. ……………….. This event is not hosted by ASAN.  As one…

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Mobile Bay Green Drinks – Mobile

September 21 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 pm
Alchemy Tavern,
7 S Joachim St
Mobile, AL 36602 United States
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Mobile Bay Green Drinks is a fun social event for those interested in environmental topics to mix and mingle and to drink some great local beer.  Green Drinks is held every 2nd Tuesday of the month in Fairhope at Fairhope Brewing Company, and every 3rd Wednesday of the month in Mobile at Alchemy Tavern.  Both events are…

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Southern Exposure Film Screening (Fairhope)

September 22 @ 7:00 pm
USA-Baldwin County Performance Center,
111 James Street
Fairhope, AL 36532 United States
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SOUTHERN EXPOSURE is a film fellowship program that is actively raising awareness about Alabama's incredible natural resources and important environmental issues that impact all of us. Now in its fifth year, this innovative summer fellowship brings emerging filmmakers from across the country to tell authentic, engaging stories through short documentary films about Alabama's environment and…

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Fall Farm to Feast

September 24
Spencer Farm,
Marion Junction, AL United States
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The day is split into two parts: 1. Carl Blake is coming down from Missouri to teach a class on roasting a rare Iowa Swabian Hall pig in his creation, the American Hot Box (8 AM - $40, includes breakfast and lunch). 2. Carl's pig along with veggies grown at Mill Village Community Garden & Food…

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Specialty Vegetable Production Field Day

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Winfred Thomas Agricultural Research Station,
372 Walker Lane
Hazel Green, AL United States
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Training of the Trainers:  FARMERS & AGRICULTURAL PROFESSIONALS — Learn about management and marketing of specialty vegetable crops, based on a two-year project at Alabama A&M University.  Topics & activities to include: IPM tactics: pest exclusion and organic insecticides, cover crops and soil improvement, marketing, and site visit. Dress appropriately for walking outdoors. If you have…

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$5 - $20

ASAN Regional Food & Farm Forum (Poarch)

September 29
Wind Creek Hotel and Casino,
303 Poarch Rd
Atmore, AL 36502 United States
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Join ASAN at the Wind Creek Hotel for the first in their regionally based 4-part series at the Poarch Food and Farm Forum, an event planned in partnership with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. More information at http://asanonline.org/RFFF16. ABOUT THE REGIONAL FORUMS: The Regional Forums are training and networking events that bring together small-scale…

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Workshop: Food Safety, Tunnel Houses and Crop Insurance

September 29 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hosted by the Cottage House: WHAT: Crop Insurance, GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) and Food Safety Class WHO: Farmers old and new, organic certified farmers WHEN: Thursday 9/29/2016, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm WHERE: USDA Building, 4121 Carmichael Road, Room 203, Montgomery, AL 36106 COST: Free To register email your full name to: shipmanba@aol.com ……………….. This event is not hosted by…

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Training on Sustainable Agroforestry Practices

September 30 @ 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
102 Mary Starke Harper Hall & the Agroforestry Research and Demonstration Site
Tuskegee, AL United States
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Agroforestry is a sustainable land-use system that involves the intentional integration and management of trees, crops, and/or livestock in a single management unit. The objective of this program is to educate forest landowners, farmers, and agricultural professionals, and eventually make them able to implement sustainable agroforestry practices to efficiently utilize their resources in order to…

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