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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 [...]

7 02, 2019

Archived Issues of ASAN Update (Quarterly Newsletter)

By |2019-02-07T21:50:30+00:00February 7th, 2019|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. **   2019 SPRING (click title to open PDF) Record Group Gathers for Amazing 2018 Food & Farm Forum! Tech Company Square Invests $2M to Save Leading [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

21 06, 2018

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

By |2019-02-20T17:26:29+00:00June 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 [...]

8 06, 2018

2018 Food & Farm Forum

By |2019-03-04T17:40:02+00:00June 8th, 2018|Eaters and Buyers, Events, Farmers and Gardeners, Food & Farm Forum, Movers and Shakers, Newsflash!|0 Comments

Friday-Saturday December 7-8, 2018 (Pre-Forum session Thurs Dec 6) Camp McDowell Nauvoo, AL   QUICK LINKS: (see details under the respective headers below) Registration form (all ages) Lodging reservation form Youth Forum additional required forms, in DOCX format (click to download) Youth Forum additional required forms, in PDF format (click to download) Scholarship application form [...]

8 06, 2018

4th Annual Graze: Birmingham

By |2019-01-30T03:18:59+00:00June 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 5-8pm Avondale Brewery   [...]

6 06, 2018

Introducing Laura Núñez

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