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March 2018

Citrus in the Home Garden – Dr. Arlie Powell

March 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Petals from the Past, 16034 County Road 29
Jemison, AL 35085 United States
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From the organizers: 10:30 – 12:00 – Dr. Powell will discuss variety selection, care and maintenance of citrus plants such as Satsuma oranges, Meyer lemons, limes, and kumquats. Whether you are an experienced gardener or beginner, you will gain valuable knowledge for the upcoming season. 12:00 – Lunch $12 (optional) advanced registration and payment required.…

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Cover Crop Field Days Central Alabama

March 27 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
EV. Smith Field Crops Unit, 4725 County Road 40
Shorter, AL 36075 United States
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FREE

From the organizers: Dr. Audrey Gamble, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System soil specialist, said these workshops will be a great opportunity for producers to learn strategies to manage cover crops on their farms. “Cover crops can provide numerous benefits in cropping systems,” Gamble said. “They help to reduce soil erosion, conserve soil moisture, and suppress…

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Healthy Soil for Healthy Pastures Training

March 28 @ 7:45 am - 4:30 pm
Tuskegee University: Mary Starke Harper Hall, 1200 West Montgomery Road
Tuskegee, AL 36088 United States
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FREE

From the organizers: Sustainable Year-Round Forage Production and Grazing/Browsing Management Series: Healthy Soil for Healthy Pastures  The objective of this program is to educate livestock producers and agricultural professionals on taking care of soils in pastures and other grazing lands (silvopastures, woodlands) for the sustainable production of forages and browse, and support low-cost animal production. Experts from…

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Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge’s Medicinal and Edible Plant Walk #5

March 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jeff Friend Trail, 13900 AL-180
Gulf Shores, AL 36542 United States
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free

From the organizers: "Take a journey back to when native tribes and early colonizers needed to rely on the land around them to supply the medication and food they needed to live in this coastal habitat.  This walk will begin at the Jeff Friend Trail. The guided walks are free to the public; however, space…

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Connect to Your Coast Tuscaloosa

March 29 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Druid City Brewing, 607 14th St
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 United States
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FREE

From the organizers: Swing by Druid City Brewing (607 14th St, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401) March 29th anytime from 4pm-10pm to Connect to Your Coast. The Alabama Coastal Foundation's FREE Connect to Your Coast outreach events are designed to be an easy and fun way that individuals can learn how they can help protect our precious…

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April 2018

SARE’s Our Farms, Our Future Conference: Crafting a Vision for Sustainable Agriculture

April 3 - April 5
Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch, 315 Chestnut Street
St. Louis, MO 63102
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$75 - $375

From the organizer: "What’s your vision for the future of sustainable agriculture? Join our nation’s leading farmers, ranchers, researchers and educators in St. Louis on April 3-5, 2018 to explore a wide range of innovative, sustainable solutions to agriculture’s most pressing dilemmas. The Our Farms, Our Future Conference will address major food sustainability trends with…

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Farming 101: A Series for Small, Beginning, or Transitioning Farmers

April 5 @ 10:00 am - April 19 @ 3:00 pm
Autauga County Extension Office, 2226 Highway 14 West
Autaugaville, AL 36003 United States
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$10.00 - $50.00

From the organizers: Hosted by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System Pre-Registration is required: The Farming 101 program will held on Thursdays during the month of April at the Autauga County Extension office. The first meeting will be April 5th, and the last meeting will be April 19th. There will be two classes taught each day,…

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2018 Free Family Farm Day

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Alabama A&M Agribition Center, 4925 Moores Mill Rd
Huntsville, AL 35811 United States
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FREE

From the organizers: Hosted by the Tennessee Valley Women in Ag: FREE family fun, demos, vendors, children’s make and takes, animals, food and fun. This year we are having  a bake sale to benefit 2 of our local HEROES Huntsville Madison County Rescue Squad And Huntsville Search Dog Unit Financial Classes sponsored by Thrivent Financial For…

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Native Plant Sale

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve, 1214 81st St S
Birmingham, AL 35206 United States
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From the organizers: Join Ruffner and Turkey Creek Nature Preserve on Saturday, April 7, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, for our annual spring Native Plant Sale! FEATURING: Over 40 species of native plants and all-day eco-programming. Stay tuned for a complete list of plants, shrubs, and grasses. Plant Natives. Grow Diversity. ……………….. This event…

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Medicinal Plants: Identification

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
JSU Field Schools, 4322 Little River Trail
Fort Payne, AL 35967 United States
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$20.00

From the organizers: Botanist, Francine Hutchinson, will lead participants in the art of identifying plants that have potential medicinal/edible uses. Learn about the numerous plants found in our area. There will be time spent outside, so please dress accordingly. (We recommend participating in the Medicinal and Edible Plant Uses workshop on April 28 also.) Date:…

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