Dr. Srinivasa Rao Mentreddy of the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at Alabama A&M University will speak on turmeric varieties for commercial production in AL and exotic plant cultivation with sustainable and organic growing techniques. Additionally, the Organic Guru, Guru Maya, will share his findings from growing Southeast Asian plant varieties in Northern AL. For breakfast, we’ll share food customary to South India as well as pancakes! Yum! Hosted by Alchemy Farms and Plants in Owens Cross Roads, AL.
Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763
IN PERSON: 9-11am Thursday, September 28th in Owens Cross Roads
What is CRAFT?
CRAFT stands for Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training and is a model for on-farm peer-to-peer training and network-building for farmers. The original CRAFT network formed in upstate New York and has been replicated many times since, adapted to meet the needs of each particular place.
Alabama CRAFT includes farm owners/operators as well as farm interns, apprentices, and employees, and aspiring farmers. It builds on past efforts to build community and share knowledge – including but not limited to the Regional Alabama Farmer Socials, and ASAN’s kindling workdays and crop mobs and Skillshare Trainings. Full 2023 Schedule can be found at asanonline.org/CRAFT
Alabama CRAFT is supported through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP). TOPP is a program of the USDA Organic Transition Initiative and is administered by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP)
Media Release/Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network