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
- Birmingham Mountain Radio
- Alabama Association of RC&D Councils
Get ready for ASAN’s largest program of the year
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
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