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January 2019

Small Fruits in the Home Garden – Dr. Arlie Powell

January 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Petals from the Past, 16034 County Road 29
Jemison, AL 35085 United States
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From the organizers: 10:30 – 12:00 – Dr. Powell will discuss variety selection, care and maintenance of fruit plants such as blackberries, blueberries, and muscadines.  Whether you are a beginner or experienced gardener, you will gain valuable knowledge to help you plan or add to your home garden. 12:00 – Lunch $12 (optional) advanced registration…

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Eyes on Montgomery: Robyn Hyden of Alabama Arise

January 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Surin West, 1918 11th Ave. South
Birmingham, AL 35205 United States
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From the organizers: With so many pressing problems in Alabama, how do change agents even know what to focus on in 2019? Ask Robyn Hyden, Executive Director of Alabama Arise, who will speak to Make A Difference (MAD) attendees Jan. 22 about a citizen-generated change agenda that prioritizes key issues. Robyn will offer a preview…

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Southern SAWG conference

January 23 @ 8:00 am - January 26 @ 5:00 pm
Statehouse Convention Center, 101 East Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72201 United States
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From the organizers: EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!! This is our annual event, providing a forum to learn about sustainable farming techniques and marketing strategies, community food systems, and federal farm policies and programs that promote sustainable agriculture. This event also provides producers, researchers, information providers, concerned consumers and community organizers the opportunity to build…

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2019 Sustainability Summit

January 25 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
University of South Alabama Student Center, 307 North University Boulevard
Mobile, AL United States
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From the organizers: 8:30 -9:00 Registration and Networking - USA Student Center: Ballroom 9:00 -9:45 Opening Session: Ballroom Greetings: Tony Waldrop, University of South Alabama President Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Paulette Doggett, Green Coast Council Chair Keynote Speaker: Chandra Wright, Director of Environmental & Educational Initiatives, The Lodge at Gulf State Park 9:45…

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Whole Hog Butchery Workshop

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Marble Creek Farmstead, 514 Odena Rd. N
Sylacauga, AL 35150 United States
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From the organizers: This course features nose-to-tail butchery, including a discussion of various ways to use different cuts. During this interactive demonstration, a whole hog is broken down to explain the various cuts of meat and the nuances of traditional American butchery. Participants will cut their own pork chop and will create a pound of…

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February 2019

CSA Meet and Greet

February 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Naked Art Gallery, 3831 Clairmont Ave. S
Birmingham, AL 35222 United States

From the organizers: Peruse local art and commune with your farmers! CSA members and those interested in becoming CSA members are welcome. Spiky hot chocolate will be served by guest bartenders of Snow's Bend Farm. Enjoy appetizers of the farms’ winter vegetables and learn about their CSA program. 100% of bar tips will benefit the…

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7th Annual Community Seed Swap!

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

From the organizers: The event promotes heritage seed and the art of seed saving. Food and Drinks will be provided by local artisans! More announcements to come, stay tuned! Bring your saved seeds to share! Take seeds home for your 2016 garden! Seed Bank reps will be on hand to teach about heirloom seeds and…

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Volunteer Saturday at E.A.T. South

February 2 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

From the organizers: Volunteer Saturdays aka First Saturday Community Projects are a chance to get outside and get dirty while helping E.A.T. South grow. The projects are always on the first Saturday of the month from 8-10 am. Volunteer Saturdays are a great way to learn hands-on skills you can use in your own garden.…

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24th Annual Alabama Beekeeping Symposium

February 2 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jefferson State Community College, Clanton, 1850 Lay Dam Rd
Clanton, AL 35045 United States
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From the organizers: The AL Beekeeping Association and Alabama Cooperative Extension will be bringing the next AL beekeeping Symposium. You can register on the site www.alabamabeekeepers.com/ Pre-Registration: $35 per person $50 Per Person after January 19, 2019, at the door ……………….. This event is not hosted by ASAN. As one of ASAN’s roles is to…

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2019 Shearing Day & Farm Open House

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dayspring Dairy, 212 Dogwood Drive
Gallant, AL 35972 United States
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From the organizers: Time for our annual shearing and farm open house! Free for the entire family! Free cheese tastings and the farm store will be open all day! Bring the family and watch our professional shearer masterfully shear each sheep. Overflow parking at Bethlehem United Baptist with shuttle service to the event. Volunteers Needed…

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