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20 02, 2019

Apply to join the 2019 ASAN Youth Council!

By |2019-03-15T20:42:55+00:00February 20th, 2019|Classifieds, Events, Food & Farm Forum, Newsflash!|2 Comments

In 2018, alongside the (adult) Food & Farm Forum, we held our first-ever Youth Food & Farm Forum, geared towards youth ages 14-21.  The Youth Forum was planned, promoted, and executed by our six-member Youth Council from around the state, along with our Youth Forum Coordinator. About 25 youth attended the inaugural Youth Forum, and [...]

24 01, 2019

Job alert: 2019 Youth Food & Farm Forum Coordinator

By |2019-01-31T19:19:09+00:00January 24th, 2019|Classifieds, Food & Farm Forum, Newsflash!|0 Comments

The first-ever Youth Food & Farm Forum, held in December 2018, was a huge, huge success! ASAN is thrilled to announce that we will again be forming a Youth Council and holding a Youth Food & Farm Forum in 2019!  The Youth Council will form in the spring and will plan the 2019 Youth Forum, [...]

31 10, 2018

ASAN and Hometown Action Launch Community Survey

By |2019-01-30T03:18:58+00:00October 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 [...]

30 10, 2018

ASAN Member Profile: Clif Joulian, the Nurse Farmer

By |2019-01-30T03:18:58+00:00October 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 [...]

30 10, 2018

ASAN Member Profile: Meg Ford

By |2019-01-30T03:18:58+00:00October 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 [...]

26 09, 2018

2018 Food & Farm Forum – Sessions

By |2019-01-30T03:18:58+00:00September 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 [...]

25 09, 2018

2018 Youth Food & Farm Forum

By |2019-03-04T17:39:14+00:00September 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 [...]

25 07, 2018

Meet Mindy Santo

By |2019-01-30T03:18:58+00:00July 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 [...]

24 07, 2018

Meet Margaret Weinberg, Youth Food & Farm Forum Coordinator

By |2019-01-30T03:18:59+00:00July 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 [...]

18 07, 2018

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

By |2019-01-30T03:18:59+00:00July 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.   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 [...]