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13 08, 2020

Meet Marian Mwenja, ASAN’s Admin & Communications Assistant / Justice Fellow

By |2020-08-13T14:49:39+00:00August 13th, 2020|Newsflash!, Uncategorized|0 Comments

ASAN welcomed Marian Mwenja to the team in early August 2020.  Marian has a multi-layered role, serving both as an Admin & Communications Assistant, and as our first-ever Justice Fellow.  As Admin & Communications Assistant, Marian manages ASAN's social media, contributes to e-blasts/newsletters, and makes sure the organization's gears stay running smoothly.  As the Justice [...]

13 08, 2020

Meet Charlotte Pate, ASAN’s Farmer Support Coordinator

By |2020-08-13T15:22:53+00:00August 13th, 2020|Newsflash!|0 Comments

Charlotte Pate joined the ASAN team in early August 2020 as our new (and first-ever) Farmer Support Coordinator.  In this role, Charlotte will be the first point of contact for farmers and aspiring farmers seeking support from ASAN.  Charlotte will provide administrative support to the Central Alabama CRAFT Network, and she will coordinate our statewide [...]

11 06, 2020

The resilient Alabama we envision is impossible without racial justice

By |2020-06-11T15:18:46+00:00June 11th, 2020|Newsflash!, Take Action!|0 Comments

ASAN unequivocally affirms that black lives matter, and that the work we do must actively seek to dismantle white supremacy.  Our organization’s vision is of a resilient agricultural system in Alabama, and our core beliefs affirm that a resilient agricultural system is and must be just. Building a just agricultural system in Alabama will require [...]

7 06, 2020

Archived Issues of ASAN Update (Quarterly Newsletter)

By |2020-06-10T20:00:31+00:00June 7th, 2020|Eaters and Buyers, Events, Farmers and Gardeners, Food Policy, Intersections, Movers and Shakers, Newsflash!, Resources|0 Comments

** CLICK ON THE ISSUE "TITLE" (Year and season) to open the full PDF! ** ** Clicking on the image will only open an enlarged version of the image. **   2020 SUMMER (click title to open PDF) COVID-19 Brings Widespread Disruption, and opportunities for Building Community Resilience ASAN offers COVID-19 Relief Funds for Farmers and [...]

26 05, 2020

ASAN COVID-19 ADAPTATION FUND

By |2020-06-09T21:30:11+00:00May 26th, 2020|Classifieds, Farmers and Gardeners, Movers and Shakers, Newsflash!, Resources, Take Action!|0 Comments

With support from the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, ASAN is offering mini-grants to farmers and farmers markets in Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount, and Walker Counties, to cover costs associated with adapting to COVID-19. These mini-grants -- averaging $500 or less -- can cover the cost of safety and accessibility upgrades, as well as any adaptive [...]

23 04, 2020

ASAN is hiring!

By |2020-04-23T20:37:56+00:00April 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ASAN is currently hiring for two full-time positions: Farmer Support Coordinator This person will spearhead ASAN's farmer-specific programming and support.  They will work closely with farmers on a daily basis, whether through organizing on-farm events (through the Central Alabama CRAFT Network), visiting farms to conduct a statewide farmer needs assessment, or communicating through other means [...]

18 03, 2020

Resource Hub for COVID-19

By |2020-04-28T16:55:50+00:00March 18th, 2020|Events, Newsflash!, Resources, Uncategorized|1 Comment

ASAN RESOURCE PAGE FOR COVID-19 PANDEMIC: This page will be updated as new resources become available, so check back periodically!     LOCAL FARMS/MARKETS DIRECTORY: These are difficult, uncertain times, and many of our typical supply lines are strained or cut off.  But local farmers are here for you! Many are needing your support more [...]

13 03, 2020

Meet our 2020 Youth Forum Coordinator, sav miles!

By |2020-08-13T15:00:08+00:00March 13th, 2020|Newsflash!|0 Comments

Based out of their home in the north Alabama foothills, Sav Miles is ASAN's Youth Coordinator for 2020! Sav grew up with little access to local food or the land on which to grow it— their connection to ASAN’s mission started with the skillet cornbread they cooked for their family and summertime trips to local [...]

24 01, 2020

Now Accepting Applications for ASAN’s 2020 Youth Forum Coordinator and 2020 Youth Council!

By |2020-03-11T18:37:07+00:00January 24th, 2020|Classifieds, Events, Food & Farm Forum, Newsflash!|2 Comments

In 2018, alongside the (adult) Food & Farm Forum, for the first time ever we held a Youth Food & Farm Forum geared towards youth ages 14-21.  The second Youth Forum was held in December 2019.  Both times, the Youth Forum was planned, promoted, and executed by our Youth Forum Coordinator in collaboration with a [...]

7 11, 2019

2019 Youth Food & Farm Forum

By |2019-11-07T16:57:01+00:00November 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Follow the links at the top of the main Forum landing page to register, and to complete required additional forms.   What is the Youth Food & Farm Forum? In 2018 ASAN held our first-ever Youth Food  & Farm Forum, geared towards youth ages 14-21, and it was a wonderful success!  Planned by our 6-member [...]

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