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The Local Food Production Initiative presents our 


on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

At least ten oyster farms now dot the Alabama shoreline of Mobile Bay and Mississippi Sound. How did they come to be? One of our presenters will be Dr. Bill Walton, Director of the Auburn University Shellfish lab at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. His research on oysters has led to a new off-bottom oyster production industry. Our other presenter is Dr. ChuckWilson, former Director of the LSU Sea Grant program and owner of Navy Cove Oysters, LLC of Fort Morgan. Theirs is a success story of research transformed into commercial reality. Our Forum will be held at the Fairhope Unitarian Fellowship, 1150 Fairhope Ave, Fairhope. Doors will open at 6:30 pm with presentations beginning at 7 pm. Upon completion of presentations, there will be a question and answer period. A $5 donation at the door is suggested. For more information please go to: www.fairhopelocalfood.org or Local Food Production Initiative on Facebook. You may also contact Mike Healy (healymj14@gmail.com), 251-504-1173 or Marilyn Mannhard (marilynmannhard@gmail.com) , 251-978-9442.  

CLICK HERE for flyer on this event.



Bill Finch has a call in radio show on WAVH on Sunday mornings from 9 until 11 am. The phone number is 342-1065 and he will answer garden questions.


Check the page for the Directory of Local Food Sources. There is a link at the top of the page to the new Gulf Coast Food Guide published by ASAN (Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network). This guide provides information on sources of local food statewide with links to the different regions of Alabama. The Gulf Coast section (Baldwin and Mobile Counties) was made possible through the hard work of LFPI in gathering this information. Jo Ann Wettlaufer was responsible for coordinating this effort locally, organizing the information, and submitting it to ASAN. If you have a farm or upick operation and are not listed, please let ASAN know. We are hoping this guide will be updated as new information becomes available.



Community Gardeners: - LFPI is pleased to announce that all garden beds are fully occupied now, but there is a waiting list for interested community members. Contact us if you'd like to be added to the waiting list.












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