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3110, 2018

ASAN and Hometown Action Launch Community Survey

By |October 31st, 2018|Food Policy, Intersections, Newsflash!, Take Action!|0 Comments

By Kathleen Kirkpatrick, Hometown Action (pictured at right, on far right)

When I began thinking more strategically about possible partnerships for Hometown Action’s growth as an organization, Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network (ASAN) was an obvious choice. A primary reason I was originally drawn to Hometown Action is our emphasis on people-centered, sustainable solutions for small towns […]

3110, 2018

Archived Issues of ASAN Update (Quarterly Newsletter)

By |October 31st, 2018|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. **

2018-19 WINTER: (click title to open PDF)

Outlook: 2018 Food & Farm Forum
Save with the Alabama Renewable Energy Assessment Program
Hometown Action and ASAN Launch Community […]

3010, 2018

ASAN Member Profile: Clif Joulian, the Nurse Farmer

By |October 30th, 2018|Member Profiles|0 Comments

For more about the ASAN Member Profiles series, click here.  For a full collection of the profiles published thus far, click here.

 

What frustrates or challenges Clif about the work he does? He finds it frustrating that people do not get or understand what he does as “The Nurse Farmer”. However, he’s working hard to change […]

3010, 2018

ASAN Member Profile: Meg Ford

By |October 30th, 2018|Member Profiles|0 Comments

For more about the ASAN Member Profiles series, click here.  For a full collection of the profiles published thus far, click here.

 

If you attended Graze: Birmingham this year, hopefully you got a chance to listen to the sweet sounds of Meg Ford, and her dad, Doug.  Meg is a classically trained violinist, part of several […]

2609, 2018

2018 Food & Farm Forum – Sessions

By |September 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

General Forum sessions (Fri 12/7 and Sat 12/8):
Below is a list of CONFIRMED sessions for the Food & Farm Forum.

Pests and Weeds – How Are You Managing Them? A Farmers’ Roundtable Discussion – Caylor Roling, EAT South
Farm Hacks: Building our Way to Sustainability – Billy Mitchell, National Farmers Union
Sustainable Woodland Management for […]

2509, 2018

2018 Youth Food & Farm Forum

By |September 25th, 2018|Food & Farm Forum, Uncategorized|0 Comments

We are thrilled to announce that in 2018, alongside the (adult) Food & Farm Forum, for the first time ever we will be holding a Youth Food & Farm Forum geared towards youth ages 14-21!
Use the links at the top of the main Forum landing page to:

Register for the Youth Forum
Reserve lodging
Complete […]

2507, 2018

Meet Mindy Santo

By |July 25th, 2018|Newsflash!|0 Comments

Mindy Santo is a part-time Program Assistant with ASAN, who first joined the team in October 2017 to help plan the 2017 Food & Farm Forum.  She is also a women’s empowerment coach, speaker, relationship-builder, writer, organizer, and food, health, and sustainability enthusiast.

Originally from Ohio, Mindy earned her undergraduate degree in Retail Marketing & Management at […]

2407, 2018

Meet Margaret Weinberg, Youth Food & Farm Forum Coordinator

By |July 24th, 2018|Newsflash!|0 Comments

Margaret Weinberg joined the ASAN team in July, and through the end of 2018 will serve as the Youth Food & Farm Forum Coordinator.

Growing up between Upstate New York and Southern Vermont, Margaret’s childhood was characterized by the gardens of friends and family and the cows constantly wandering into her yard from the dairy farm […]

1807, 2018

ASAN Member Profile: Chef Thyme Randle, The Underground Cooking Academy

By |July 18th, 2018|Member Profiles|0 Comments

For more about the ASAN Member Profiles series, click here.  For a full collection of the profiles published thus far, click here.

 

Chef Thyme Randle, founder of the Underground Cooking Academy, wakes up thinking about art. Not what we typically envision like an image, or sculpture, it’s delicious, healthy food he’s been creating in Birmingham for […]

1807, 2018

ASAN Member Profile: Kamilla Holst Nelson, Happy Flappy Farm

By |July 18th, 2018|Member Profiles|2 Comments

For more about the ASAN Member Profiles series, click here.  For a full collection of the profiles published thus far, click here.

 

Next up, farmer Kamilla Nelson, owner and operator of Happy Flappy Farm, in Madison, AL—thanks to her stepson for the catchy name! Kamilla was born in Denmark, however at one week old her parents […]