Volunteer Opportunities in 4-H
Do you have time to give to the Youth of Lawrence County? Your time and knowledge are needed to get youth ready to work and live. Do you have a skill you would like to share – from knitting to auto mechanics? A one-time class to a year-long commitment are possible.
Volunteers have to register online and go through a background check. Visit https://www.4honline.com/ and register. Contact the office for more information.
AG & Natural Resources
Susan Hill, Regional Food Safety Agent is planning a Canning Class September 6 at 5:00 pm at Town Creek Community Center. Contact the office for more information or to register at 256-974-2464. No fee.
Spenser Bradley, Regional Forestry & Wildlife Agent is having a Lunch & Learn meeting Tuesday September 18th. Contact the office for more information.
Families and Communities
Elaine Softley is offering a diabetes education program, Right Bite at Town Creek Library starting September 6, from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm and continuing for 4 weeks. Contact the office for more information. No fee.
Did you know signs will be going up at the park in Moulton reminding you to eat your veggies and move more. Part of a SNAP-Ed initiative coordinated by Jennifer Palmer.
Home & Grounds
Allyson Shabel, Regional Urban Agent is offering a class August 23 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm on Water Wise Gardening and Rainwater Harvesting.
Taylor Reeder, Regional Agent Home & Grounds is offering a class August 29th on Native Pollinators from 10:00 am to 2:00pm
Both classes are offered in the Conference Room of the Agriculture Center at 13075 Hwy 157, Moulton. The classes are $5 each.
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
Head over to the Farmers Market
Lawrence County is lucky enough to have a couple of Farmers Markets – in Moulton and Town Creek.
If you have Senior Farmers Market vouchers you have until mid-November to use them. But don’t wait. Lots on the Market in August & September – from tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers – and more!
If you have grandkids – take them to the Market to see that not all food comes from the supermarket.
The ACES office is coordinating a Power of Produce (POP) program, and if you are lucky we will be at the Market with POP Market Bucks to give to youth 1 to 15 who try a fruit or veggies we are offering. They spend the Market Bucks at the Market on fruits and veggies. Local sponsors made program possible.
Livestock Barn Update
The Moulton Lions Club developed plans for a Livestock Barn. They are accepting bids through August 15th. It is hoped the facility will have multi-use opportunities.
We will keep you informed on its development, but are hopeful that it will be completed before the end of 2018 if funding is secured.
Planning for the Pizza Farm has begun. The event is tentatively scheduled for November 1st and 2nd.
A USFS forestry education grant was awarded to Lawrence County ACES. If a high school student wants to learn about nature and careers in it – participating in the program should be on their list of goals for 2018-2019.