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608, 2018

Archived Issues of ASAN Update (Quarterly Newsletter)

By |August 6th, 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 FALL: (click title to open PDF)

Seed Saving 101: Tubers, and More about the Seed Bank
Preview of the 4th Annual Graze: Birmingham
Food & Farm […]

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 […]

2106, 2018

Apply to join the Youth Council to plan the 2018 Youth Food & Farm Forum!

By |June 21st, 2018|Classifieds, Events, Food & Farm Forum, Newsflash!|0 Comments

For many years, the (adult) Food & Farm Forum has been the primary annual gathering of ASAN’s statewide network of farmers, gardeners, community leaders, and good food advocates.  In 2018, approximately 200 diverse participants from across the state will convene for a weekend of community-building and fellowship combined with peer-to-peer, hands-on learning in the form […]

806, 2018

2018 Food & Farm Forum

By |June 8th, 2018|Eaters and Buyers, Events, Farmers and Gardeners, Food & Farm Forum, Movers and Shakers, Newsflash!|0 Comments

Friday-Saturday December 7-8, 2018
Camp McDowell
Nauvoo, AL
The event will start Friday morning and conclude Saturday evening, so participants traveling from farther parts of the state are encouraged to arrive Thursday evening and depart Sunday morning.
Registration, scholarship application, and lodging reservation pages go live September 28!
We’ll be posting more details here as they come together, so continue […]

806, 2018

4th Annual Graze: Birmingham

By |June 8th, 2018|Eaters and Buyers, Events, Newsflash!|2 Comments

Graze: Birmingham is a farm-to-fork picnic in which attendees “graze” on a wide variety of dishes, each produced by a different local farmer + local restaurant pair. Add in some picnic blankets, live music, and delicious local beverages… and it’s a picnic you don’t want to miss!

Sunday, September 9, 2018
Avondale Brewery



Graze tickets are […]

606, 2018

Introducing Laura Núñez

By |June 6th, 2018|Newsflash!|0 Comments

ASAN is pleased to welcome Laura Núñez to our staff as our new full-time Administrative & Program Assistant.  Laura, originally from Los Angeles, California, completed her undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania where she majored in international relations and minored in Korean. Laura has lived in many corners of the country before moving here, […]

506, 2018

Job alert: Youth Food & Farm Forum Coordinator

By |June 5th, 2018|Classifieds, Newsflash!|0 Comments

ASAN is thrilled to announce our plans for our first-ever Youth Food & Farm Forum, to be held this year in conjunction with our (adult) Food & Farm Forum, December 7-8 at Camp McDowell in Nauvoo, AL.


We are now hiring a Youth Food & Farm Forum Coordinator, which is a part-time contract position extending from […]