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What is CRAFT?

CRAFT stands for Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training and is a model for on-farm peer-to-peer training and network-building for farmers. The original CRAFT network formed in upstate New York and has been replicated many times since, adapted to meet the needs of each particular place.

Alabama CRAFT includes farm owners/operators as well as farm interns, apprentices, and employees, and aspiring farmers. It builds on past efforts to build community and share knowledge – including but not limited to the Regional Alabama Farmer Socials, and ASAN’s kindling workdays and crop mobs and Skillshare Trainings.

The Alabama CRAFT Network is made possible by the generosity of the Alabama Association of RC&D Councils.

2022 Schedule

Also, all registration fees will be waived until further notice. If you can, please support ASAN by becoming a member at http://asanonline.org/join-asan.

CRAFT now covers the entire state! We’ll be adding finalized dates and links closer to the date! Click here to add the CRAFT events to your Google calendar!

  • Sunday March 13th 2-5PM Forestry for the Small Farmer
  • Sunday March 27th 2-5PM Stick Welding for Farmers (Birmingham)
  • Sunday April 3rd, 2-5PM – Planting a Food Forest (Opp)
  • Thursday May 5th 8:30am-12:30pm – Herd Health and Regenerative Grazing (Uniontown)
  • Sunday May 15th, 2-5PM – Farmer Physical Health (Chelsea)
  • Sunday July 17th 2-5PM – Walk Behind Tillers (Nauvoo)
  • August 6th at 1PM – Will and Estate Planning Workshop (Elba)– register here: bit.ly/CRAFTWillandEstate
  • Sunday August 28th, 5-8PM Central AL Social-(Talladega) Register here: https://bit.ly/HepzibahSocial22
  • Sunday September 4th, 2-5PM – Small Grains and Flour (Birmingham) Register here: https://bit.ly/SmallGrains22
  • Sunday October 16th, 2-5PM- Electric Fencing (Gurley) Register here: https://bit.ly/ItsElectric22
  • Sunday October 30th, 12-4PM – On Farm Butchering (Nauvoo) Register here: https://bit.ly/CRAFTButchering22
  • November – Kindling (South AL)- community workday & social!
  • November – Kindling (Central AL)- community workday!
  • December – Kindling (North AL)- community workday & social!
  • Tuesday January 24th, 5:30-7:30PM Collective Ownership of Land (Virtual)
  • January 2023 –Record Keeping (Virtual)

Please keep an eye on this page as well as our Facebook page and Instagram for more details.

Questions?

For more information, contact Charlotte at [email protected]