In-Person Kindling Gatherings: November 15, 21 & 22

Virtual Sessions via Zoom December 2-12


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ASAN’s staff and Forum Planning Committee is excited to invite you to join us Thurs 12/2 through Sun 12/12 for for the 2021 ASAN Food & Farm Forum! The Forum is in two parts this year

In-Person Kindling Gatherings
November 15, 21 & 22

Three days of in-person farm project days with Cox Gap Farms (11/15), The Local Farm Cooperative (11/21) & Fountain Heights Farms (11/22) where members can work and play with friends new and old!

Virtual Sessions
December 2-12

Ten days of virtual sessions and network-wide “campfire” sessions on Zoom to connect with fellow ASAN members across the state!

All meant to inspire, skill-build, and deepen both our collective analysis and our commitment to one another. 

You can also find updates on Facebook ( and Instagram @asanonline.



As part of this year’s Food & Farm Forum, ASAN will be holding three in-person, outdoor “Kindling” gatherings in November. These gatherings are meant to bring together community members in a certain region of the state, to laugh and move and work together on a project on a fellow member’s farm — to provide some much needed human connection and to provide the host farmer with a injection of people power, to accomplish a task/project they have been dreaming about!


*Can I bring my kids? Yes, kids are allowed, but no childcare will be provided. Children will be the responsibility of their parent or guardian.

*What COVID protocol measures will be taken? Masks will be required for all individuals, regardless of age.

*Does it cost anything to participate in the Kindling Gatherings? Kindling Gatherings are free to participate, but everyone must register to ensure an accurate count and sufficient supplies.

*I love this idea, but I am unavailable on these dates. How can I help? We love that you want to help! ASAN welcomes donations HERE.



The virtual portion of the Forum will feature skillshare sessions and network-wide “campfire” sessions.

The skillshares, led by people who have been honing their skills and knowledge for years, will cover topics such as shipping meat, how to successfully farm fruit trees, record keeping, mushroom production, the impact of regulations on small farms, a virtual screening of “Gather”, advanced produce and livestock roundtables and so much more!

The campfire sessions — marking the beginning and end of the 10-day series — will together shed light on the impact of Climate Change and ways we can organize to be stronger together. These sessions will be presented through Zoom.

Register here!


Registration for the Kindling gatherings is free but required for participation, so that we know what kind of numbers to anticipate and can plan projects and supplies accordingly.

Registration for the virtual Forum is on a sliding scale, so it is accessible to all! Please pay what you can! All the tickets get you the same thing: access to all the Virtual Forum events. Higher priced tickets are a form of supporting ASAN’s accessibility efforts — think of it like “bringing a friend” you haven’t met yet!



Register by November 18 to receive a registration “care package” by snail mail, complete with a native-plant hankie, coloring pages, printed program, and more!


Southern SARE

EBSCO Industries

Birmingham Mountain Radio

Alabama Ag Credit

American Farmland Trust

Alabama Association of RC&D Councils

Alabama Coastal Foundation

Brilliant So Brilliant

Alabama Farm Credit

First South Farm Credit

If you are interested in sponsoring at the Food & Farm Forum, please contact Soapy Jones at [email protected].