2015 Regional Food & Farm Forum in Africatown

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The Alabama Sustainable Agricultural Network will be hosting the third in its series of 2015 Regional Food and Farm Forums at the Mobile County Training School in the historic Africatown community on the north side of Mobile.

Please pre-register if you plan to attend!  Click here for registration page.

Location:  Mobile County Training School, Whippets Den (Alumni Wing)
800 Whitley St, Mobile, AL 36610
* The Whippets Den is the far-right portion of the building, if you’re facing it from the road.
The Forum will be held on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, with a schedule as follows:

Tentative agenda (**subject to change**):
– 12:30-1:00pm  Registration
– 1:00-3:00  Welcome, intro to MCTS and Africatown community, oral history session
– 3:15-6:15  Roundtable discussion sessions (3, 50 minutes each)
– 6:15-7:30  Dinner and wrap-up

Roundtable discussions are meant to be accessible to folks of all levels of skill and experience.  Topics include:
Starting and sustaining successful school and community gardens
Growing mushrooms
Water quality
Backyard and small-scale poultry
Hydroponics and Aquaponics
Access to capital
Worker-owned Cooperatives
.. and more.

ASAN member price:  $5
Nonmember price:  $20

Cost of registration includes dinner.

If cost is a concern, please contact [email protected] / 256-743-0742.  You may be able to contribute as a volunteer.  Regardless, no one will be turned away because of inability to pay.

Please pre-register if you plan to attend!  Click here for registration page.


If you are a current paid ASAN member, you will receive an email with the discount code from alice [at] asanonline [dot] org.  If you are unsure whether you are a member, or think you are a member but didn’t get the email:  first check your copy of the ASAN print newsletter (if you get it), and second, contact Alice at the email above.

Not a member?  Whether you’re a farmer looking for a community of peers, or a supporter looking to do more to spur the improvement of Alabama’s food system, please join ASAN today!  Basic Individual/Supporter level membership and Forum registration combined are just $30!  Farm membership starts at $50, and allows multiple (up to 5) farm employees or farm family members to attend under one umbrella membership.  Now is the time — go here to join today!



Child care is available!  The Forums are open to all ages and we want no one to have to miss because of child-care obligations.  You must contact us in advance (alice [at] asanonline [dot] org or 256-743-0742) AND pre-register in order to assure adequate child care is available.

Event volunteers are needed!  Please contact alice [at] asanonline [dot] org or 256-743-0742 for more information.

Check out the Facebook event page — invite your friends!


This event wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our sponsors — please show them some love!  Click logos to visit sponsors’ websites.

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