OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASince 2001, ASAN has provided farmer-led training, resources, and a community of support for a growing number of sustainable farmers throughout Alabama. Our members are farmers, educators, business owners, and advocates who share a commitment to building a resilient food system that is just, intergenerational, ecologically regenerative, centered around those who work the land, and rooted in community.

Without our members, ASAN would not be what we are, could not do what we do. From the cropfield to the kitchen table to the statehouse, if you have a stake in improving our state’s food system, please join ASAN today.

ASAN’s work is guided by the idea that, by bringing folks together, building community, and empowering people with knowledge and opportunities, we will find that we already have all we need to truly revolutionize Alabama’s food system. We believe that generosity gives rise to more generosity, and that with that foundation, there is never “not enough to go around.”

ASAN is a grassroots nonprofit, and direct support from our members is our lifeblood. It allows us to have a truly independent voice, to be both flexible and resilient, to respond directly to the needs and passions of those who make us up. If you believe in our values and vision, please become a member today. Membership is good for one year, on a rolling basis.

The criteria for membership is simple:

  1. Agree to our core beliefs
    • that a resilient food system is just, intergenerational, ecologically regenerative, centered around those who work the land, and rooted in community
  2. Make a personally significant financial contribution to ASAN

    Financial inclusivity:

    We ask our members to make a personally significant financial contribution to ASAN. We recognize that dues looks different for each member depending on class and access to wealth. Some members may pay $5, $10, or $50 a month, while those with less access to wealth may pay $2 a year and those with more access to wealth could pay $1,000 or $5,000 a year. We structure membership this way because we know that we need everybody in order to forge a truly inclusive movement.

    Membership is more than just money!

    We have to have money to keep the gears turning, but membership is more than an annual financial contribution. We also rely on our members for help with:

    • hosting and volunteering at workshops, dinners, and tours
    • staffing ASAN tables at events
    • serving on organizing committees
    • writing pieces for our newsletter
    • spreading the word about ASAN at your school, market, workplace, or other places in your community
    • and much more (see list of volunteer areas when you click the button above)

    Please contact us if you’re able to lend a hand! Contact info is at the top of the page.

    Unsure if you’re a member?

    If you receive the quarterly newsletter by mail, check the address label. If you’re a member, the membership expiration will appear just above your name/address. (Note of clarification: receiving ASAN newsletters and other communications does not automatically mean you are an ASAN member.) If you don’t receive the print newsletter and/or have further questions, write [email protected] to inquire.