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18 03, 2014

Join ASAN for a Potluck in Your Community!

By |2019-01-30T03:19:01+00:00March 18th, 2014|Eaters and Buyers, Events, Farmers and Gardeners|0 Comments

Are you a farmer, gardener, or lover of sustainably and locally grown food? You are invited to join the Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network for one of our community potlucks, being held throughout the state in the month of April! Get to know other folks in your community who are growing, eating, and supporting sustainable food! [...]

10 03, 2014

ASAN Spring 2014 Newsletter

By |2019-01-30T03:19:01+00:00March 10th, 2014|Farmers and Gardeners, Food Policy|0 Comments

Download the Spring 2014 issue of the ASAN print newsletter today! This issue includes great articles on: Off-bottom oyster farming in the Gulf Basics of soil fertility RAFI's farm advocate program Crash course in silvopasture Gardeners combating community hunger The state of our state's health care North AL Revolving Loan Fund opportunities Food policy briefings [...]

28 06, 2012

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

By |2019-01-30T03:19:01+00:00June 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 [...]

3 06, 2012

Community gardens giving back

By |2019-01-30T03:19:01+00:00June 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 [...]

3 11, 2011

How Alabama’s immigration law is crippling its farms

By |2019-01-30T03:19:01+00:00November 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 [...]