Once again we are partnering with USDA and Walker County Soil & Water to host a Beginning Farmer Outreach meeting in Walker County! Pass this information along to anyone with interest in agriculture. The purpose of these meetings is to connect beginning farmers to the resources that are available to help them succeed in any type of farming, including timber management. See the flyer for more info. PLEASE SHARE!
Alabama Association of RC&D Councils Annual Meeting
We are currently delivering vegetable seed to community and school gardens throughout the state! The seeds are FREE but you have to apply in order to receive them! Call Patti @ 205-623-0457, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and request an application, or download one here
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The Tool Trailer got a good bit of use in 2015! 849 volunteers used the trailer to clear over 17 miles of trails in places like Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, Red Mountain Park and Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve! Cawaco keeps the tool trailer maintained and available to volunteer groups. Charles Yeager at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve is contracted through Cawaco to maintain the tools and make it available to volunteer groups. For more information about using the tool trailer, contact Charles at the number on the Tool trailer flyer
Cawaco is helping fund some upgrades to the old Armory building located in Warrior. The building is being renovated into a state of the art Regional Library and Cultural Arts Center. The North Jefferson-Blount County Regional Library Foundation has already raised over a quarter of a million dollars through various grants and fundraising activities. There are always fundraisers going on to help with the upgrades! If you have books to donate, they will appreciate it! This is a volunteer organization doing great things in North Jefferson/ Southern Blount County.