Farmers and Gardeners

2806, 2012

Sandra Simone of Huckleberry Hills Farm 2012 Small Farmer of The Year

By |June 28th, 2012|Farmers and Gardeners, Newsflash!|0 Comments

By Fay Garner, Public Affairs Specialist, NRCS, Auburn, AL
Sandra Simone is a Limited Resource Farmer in rural Talladega County, Alabama.   She was one of the first four farmers in the state to become Certified Organic through a project with the Southeastern African American Farmers Network (SAAFON).  She owns and operates approximately 100 acres located in […]

306, 2012

Community gardens giving back

By |June 3rd, 2012|Farmers and Gardeners|0 Comments

DOTHAN, Ala. –For years, Michael Jackson has worked as an advocate for preventing childhood obesity, serving on a task force and pushing physical education in schools.And after years of pushing and advocating with policy-makers and politicians, he was frustrated.“I felt that I needed to do something on the ground,” Jackson said. “Something the community could […]

311, 2011

How Alabama’s immigration law is crippling its farms

By |November 3rd, 2011|Farmers and Gardeners, Resources|0 Comments

The Washington Post Opinions Link To Original Source
FARMERS IN ALABAMA are in revolt against the state’s over-the-top immigration law, which is designed to hound illegal immigrants so that they move elsewhere. As it happens, a substantial portion of farm workers there, as in other states, are undocumented. In the farmers’ view, the law is depriving […]