The Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network (ASAN) is a grassroots network of sustainable farmers and supporters of a more robust local food system, from across Alabama. Their mission is to deepen relationships between the people of Alabama, the food we eat, and the place we live. They envision a resilient agricultural system in Alabama – one that is ecologically regenerative, centered around those who work the land, just, intergenerational, and rooted in community. Their 5th annual farm-to-fork picnic fundraiser Graze: Birmingham is Sunday September 8 at Avondale Brewery, and features dishes from 17 pairs of local farmers + local chefs/restaurants.
Their annual conference/gathering, the Food & Farm Forum (and Youth Food & Farm Forum) is in Fairhope on December 5-7, 2019. They will also hold four farmer-led workshops this fall (Aug-Nov) on farms in Central Alabama. UUCBers are invited to get involved, and to become members of ASAN! Learn more at asanonline.org, or @ASANonline on Facebook and Instagram.
Please make your checks payable to UUCB and a note in the memo line stating Share the Plate. We will collect donations of cash, check and Venmo (@uucbham) each week of the month and then send the donations in one check. This helps the organization by eliminating the need to send a thank you note to each donor. Many of the organizations we support have very limited staff and removing extra work for them is another gift we can offer.
Thank you for your generosity!
(If you want to pay your pledge and support the Share the Plate recipient in one check, note the separate amounts for each in the memo line)