Learn about Alabama’s diverse food system Dec. 2-12—plus, find out how to grow your own food

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Alexia Kulwiec is leading a session on Impact of Regulation on Viability of Small Farms. Photo via ASAN

Looking for more ways to grow your own food? Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network (ASAN) is hosting a virtual food and farm event from December 2 through December 12. Keep reading for ways to learn more about Alabama’s food system.

ASAN grows the relationship between Alabamians and our food

ASAN’s mission is to maintain a resilient agricultural system in Alabama through strong relationships and connections between growers, eaters and institutions and businesses. This network works in three primary ways that include:

  • Convening Alabama stakeholders in sustainable agriculture in order to facilitate relationships among growers, consumers, policy makers, institutions and resource providers
  • Listening to the needs of growers and other stakeholders in the food system.
  • Creating and distributing resources to lessen barriers to ownership and to promote wider meaningful participation in the food system.

To help strengthen these relationships, ASAN is hosting an 11-day virtual event from Thursday, December 2 to Sunday, December 12. The event is partnered with several organizations that include:

  • Southern SARE
  • EBSCO
  • Birmingham Mountain Radio
  • Alabama Association of RC&D Councils

Get ready for ASAN’s largest program of the year

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Register today! Photo via ASAN

Their virtual food and farm forum is a selection of skill-shares and a network-wide “campfire” program—the largest one of the year.

This program focuses on connecting Alabama food growers, eaters and institutions to inspire, skill-build and improve collective knowledge about Alabama’s diverse food system. There will be virtual sessions that will cover topics including:

  • Shipping meat
  • Successfully farming fruit trees
  • Farm record keeping
  • Mushroom production
  • Livestock roundtables
  • More

Session details and schedules are available here and all sessions will be presented through Zoom. Tickets include access to all Virtual Forum events—you can register here.

Want to keep up with farm-fresh foods around Bama? We’ve got you covered:

Will you be attending ASAN’s 2021 Virtual Food & Farm Forum? Tag us @TheBamaBuzz on socials and let us know.

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