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Events for May 1 — May 7, 2022

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Alabama Watershed Stewards Online Course

Online

Alabama Watershed Stewards (AWS) is a statewide science-based educational program that promotes healthy watersheds, increases understanding of water pollution, and provides the knowledge and tools needed to prevent and resolve local water quality problems. In this free, online self-paced course, you will increase your knowledge about the function of watersheds, their potential impairments, and local watershed protection strategies.

During the training participants will learn about:
-Watershed Systems: What they are and how they work
-Watershed Quality: Learn about water quantity and quality in Alabama.
-How you can improve watershed function
-Community driven watershed management

The course also includes practical and engaging tools for encouraging individuals to take leadership roles in improving their local water quality. CEU’s (0.7) are available for individuals who complete all course requirements.

The AWS program also offers in person training events, speciality workshops, and a variety of educational materials. To learn more contact stewards@auburn.edu or visit http://www.aces.edu/aws

The program is funded by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management and led by the Alabama Cooperative Extension Water Program in conjunction with Alabama Water Watch.

Contact:
Laura Bell
stewards@auburn.edu
(334) 844-3809

Register Online

FREE Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Online, Statewide

Monday, May 2, 2022

Produce Safety Training

Alabama Dept of Agriculture & Industry, 1445 Federal Drive Montgomery AL, 36107

Grower Training is the FDA recognized training to meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule (PSR). This course includes 8 hours of training. Topics covered in the course include: worker hygiene, training, safe uses of water for fresh produce production and packing, soil amendments, risks from animals, and sanitation of tools and equipment. Participants attending the entire course can receive a certificate of attendance from the Association of Food and Drug Officials to meet regulatory requirements. Even though the course is mandatory for growers that are covered by the PSR, anyone that is interested on learning more about produce safety can benefit from it.

Address:
Alabama Dept of Agriculture & Industry
1445 Federal Drive
Montgomery, AL 36107

Contact:
Janet Johnson
johns16@auburn.edu
(334) 703-2237

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FREE Food Safety, Lawn & Garden, Autauga County, Bibb County, Chilton County, Elmore County, Jefferson County, Lowndes County, Montgomery County, Shelby County, St. Clair County, Statewide

5 tips for new food entrepreneurs

Online

Brand New Course Offering!
New and inspiring food based entrepreneurs will learn many important skills for developing, organizing, filing and growing their food based business idea. Topics Include: Basics for being a legal business, how to test your products and learn your customers, price it right, knowing your competitors and understanding your market.

Contact:
Jon Jacobson
jacobj1@auburn.edu
(256) 714-9142

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FREE Urban Extension, Online, Statewide

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

DEEP- Diabetes Empowerment Education Program- Grand Bay

11610 US-90, 11610 US-90 Grand Bay AL, 36541

The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program, also known as DEEP, is directed toward persons with diabetes and relatives who need information on diabetes self-care. The program seeks to empower patients and communities and applies principles of adult education and group work techniques that promote learning and a progression towards a healthy lifestyle.

Address:
11610 US-90
Grand Bay, AL 36541

Contact:
Hope Pettway-Thomas
hjp0018@auburn.edu
(251) 402-3498

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FREE Home & Family, Mobile County

DEEP Session 4

Online

Let’s have a DEEP conversation about managing your diabetes.
The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program is free, six weeks of diabetes self-management strategies.

Contact:
Karen Softley
kes0021@aces.edu
(256)324-2851

Register Online

FREE Home & Family, Colbert County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Lamar County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Limestone County, Marion County, Morgan County, Online, Walker County, Winston County

Estate Planning at St. Clair County Extension Office

St. Clair County Extension Office, 1815 Cogswell Ave., Ste. B103 Pell City AL, 35125

• Receive your own important papers booklet.
• Learn methods of organizing your important papers.
• Learn the importance of having a will, living will, and
power of attorney.
• Receive Advanced Health Care Directive.

Address:
St. Clair County Extension Office
1815 Cogswell Ave., Ste. B103
Pell City, AL 35125

Contact:
Bre Steele
abh0084@aces.edu
(256) 237-1621

FREE Home & Family, Autauga County, Bibb County, Calhoun County, Chambers County, Chilton County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Coosa County, Elmore County, Jefferson County, Lee County, Lowndes County, Macon County, Montgomery County Randolph County, Russell County, Shelby County, St. Clair County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County

VCLLI: Southeast Diabetes Faith Initiative PreventT2

Online

The Southeast Diabetes Faith Initiative (SDFI) helps participants achieve moderate weight loss by eating well and being active. SDFI is a yearlong program designed for people with prediabetes. It is also designed for people who are at high risk for type 2 diabetes and want to lower their risk.
By the end of the first six months, the overall goal is to:
• Lose at least 5 to 7 percent of your starting weight.
• Get at least 150 minutes of physical activity each week.

By the end of the second six months, the goal is to:
• Keep off the weight you have lost.
• Keep working toward your weight goal.
• Continue getting at least 150 minutes of activity each week.

Contact:
Danielle Rudolph
ddr0007@aces.edu
(334) 201-2847

http://www.aces.edu/go/PreventT2

FREE Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), Health & Nutrition, Home & Family, Lawn & Garden, Nutrition, SNAP-Ed, Urban Extension, Youth Development, Autauga County, Baldwin County, Barbour County, Bibb County, Blount County, Bullock County, Butler County Calhoun County, Chambers County, Cherokee County, Chilton County, Choctaw County, Clarke County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Coffee County, Colbert County, Conecuh County, Coosa County, Covington County, Crenshaw County, Cullman County, Dale County, Dallas County, DeKalb County, Elmore County, Escambia County, Etowah County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Geneva County, Greene County, Hale County, Henry County, Houston County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Lamar County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Lee County, Limestone County, Lowndes County, Macon County, Madison County, Marengo County, Marion County, Marshall County, Mobile County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Morgan County, Online, Perry County, Pickens County, Pike County, Randolph County, Russell County, Shelby County, St. Clair County, Statewide, Sumter County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County, Tuscaloosa County, Walker County, Washington County, Wilcox County, Winston County

“So you want to plant hemp”

Greene County Extension Office, Greene County Extension Office eutaw AL, 35462

Beginning hemp growers will learn what to consider when planting hemp- from insecticides to processing.

Address:
Greene County Extension Office
eutaw, AL 35462

Contact:
Olivia Fuller
ocf0002@auburn.edu
(205) 381-9156

FREE Crop Production, Farming, Food Safety, Lawn & Garden, Livestock, Urban Extension, Choctaw County, Dallas County, Greene County, Hale County, Marengo County, Perry County, Pickens County, Sumter County, Tuscaloosa County Wilcox County

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Backyard Fruits

Armory Learning Arts Building, 1018 Madison Avenue Montgomery AL, 36104

Horticulturist and Extension Agent, Mallory Kelley will discuss good fruit types and varieties you can easily grow in your backyard and the maintenance needed for success. This event is free to the public. Water is provided, bring a sack lunch and a friend!

Address:
Armory Learning Arts Building
1018 Madison Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104

Contact:
Montgomery County Extension Office
jones57@aces.edu
334-270-4133

FREE Food Safety, Lawn & Garden, Autauga County, Bibb County, Chilton County, Elmore County, Jefferson County, Lowndes County, Montgomery County, Shelby County, St. Clair County

ServSafe class – Selma

Dallas County DHR, 200 Samuel O. Moseley Dr. Selma AL, 36702

Food Safety Manager Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement for retail food permit holders. This is a two-day class. Must register two weeks before the scheduled date. COVID guidelines will be followed.

Address:
Dallas County DHR
200 Samuel O. Moseley Dr.
Selma, AL 36702

Contact:
Alice Moore
AMM0167@ACES.EDU
(334) 216-0738

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$140 Food Safety, Autauga County, Chilton County, Choctaw County, Dallas County, Greene County, Hale County, Lowndes County, Marengo County, Perry County, Pickens County, Sumter County, Tuscaloosa County, Wilcox County

Alabama Garden Chat

Online

Alabama Garden Chat is back! If you have questions about your gardens and landscapes, feel free to email us at alabamagardenchat@gmail.com! We will go through questions every Wednesday at 2:00 pm, right after the Alabama Smart Yards webinar. Join our Alabama Garden Chat webinar at http://www.aces.edu/go/asywebinars. Alabama Garden Chat will run April-August. The first Alabama Garden Chat of the year will start on April 6th!

Contact:
Jack LeCroy
jml0003@auburn.edu
251-288-2874

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Autauga County, Baldwin County, Barbour County, Bibb County, Blount County, Bullock County, Butler County, Calhoun County, Chambers County, Cherokee County, Chilton County, Choctaw County, Clarke County Clay County, Cleburne County, Coffee County, Colbert County, Conecuh County, Coosa County, Covington County, Crenshaw County, Cullman County, Dale County, Dallas County, DeKalb County, Elmore County, Escambia County, Etowah County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Geneva County, Greene County, Hale County, Henry County, Houston County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Lamar County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Lee County, Limestone County, Lowndes County, Macon County, Madison County, Marengo County, Marion County, Marshall County, Mobile County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Morgan County, Online, Perry County, Pickens County, Pike County, Randolph County, Russell County, Shelby County, St. Clair County, Sumter County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County, Tuscaloosa County, Walker County, Washington County, Wilcox County, Winston County

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Russell County Pond Management Workshop

91 Longview Street, 91 Longview Street Seale AL, 36875

Pond management workshop with presentations covering basic fish pond management, wildlife damage control, and weed management. Will also include an outdoor electrofishing demonstration at a pond site. If you have a weed growing in your pond, or want to get your pond water sampled, bring it along with you to be analyzed for free. Meeting location will be at the old Russell county courthouse in Seale, AL.

Address:
91 Longview Street
Seale, AL 36875

Contact:
Jennifer Davidson
jwd0021@auburn.edu
(334) 734-2379

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$15 Farming, Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Urban Extension, Barbour County, Bullock County, Calhoun County, Chambers County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Coffee County, Coosa County, Covington County, Crenshaw County Dale County, Geneva County, Henry County, Houston County, Lee County, Macon County, Pike County, Randolph County, Russell County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County

Servsafe – Shelby

Shelby County Extension Office, 54 Kelly Lane Columbiana AL, 35051

This food safety certification course meets the requirements of the state health department for those working in food service.

Address:
Shelby County Extension Office
54 Kelly Lane
Columbiana, AL 35051

Contact:
Angela Treadaway
atreadaw@aces.edu
(205) 410-3696

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$140 Food Safety, Autauga County, Bibb County, Chilton County, Elmore County, Jefferson County, Lowndes County, Montgomery County, Shelby County, St. Clair County

ServSafe class – Selma

Dallas County DHR, 200 Samuel O. Moseley Dr. Selma AL, 36702

Food Safety Manager Course meeting Alabama Department of Public Health requirement for retail food permit holders. This is a two-day class. Must register two weeks before the scheduled date. COVID guidelines will be followed.

Address:
Dallas County DHR
200 Samuel O. Moseley Dr.
Selma, AL 36702

Contact:
Alice Moore
AMM0167@ACES.EDU
(334) 216-0738

Register Online

$140 Food Safety, Autauga County, Chilton County, Choctaw County, Dallas County, Greene County, Hale County, Lowndes County, Marengo County, Perry County, Pickens County, Sumter County, Tuscaloosa County, Wilcox County

VCLLI: Healthy for Life®

Online

The series primary goal is to educate Alabama residents on practical ways to implement heart disease preventing strategies through culturally competent nutrition education strategies.

The target participation is primary food preparers of underrepresented and/or minority status; individuals identifying as low-income earners, rural Alabama residents and those with underlying health issues attributed to diet and lifestyle.
Healthy for Life objectives are to:
• Identify hidden sources of sodium and fat in foods
• Help participants to prepare heart healthy vegetarian meals and
• Incorporate mindful eating strategies to enhance their overall well-being.

Contact:
Danielle Rudolph
ddr0007@aces.edu
(334) 201-2847

http://www.aces.edu/go/Healthy

FREE Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), Health & Nutrition, Home & Family, Lawn & Garden, Nutrition, SNAP-Ed, Urban Extension, Youth Development, Autauga County, Baldwin County, Barbour County, Bibb County, Blount County, Bullock County, Butler County Calhoun County, Chambers County, Cherokee County, Chilton County, Choctaw County, Clarke County, Clay County, Cleburne County, Coffee County, Colbert County, Conecuh County, Coosa County, Covington County, Crenshaw County, Cullman County, Dale County, Dallas County, DeKalb County, Elmore County, Escambia County, Etowah County, Fayette County, Franklin County, Geneva County, Greene County, Hale County, Henry County, Houston County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Lamar County, Lauderdale County, Lawrence County, Lee County, Limestone County, Lowndes County, Macon County, Madison County, Marengo County, Marion County, Marshall County, Mobile County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Morgan County, Online, Perry County, Pickens County, Pike County, Randolph County, Russell County, Shelby County, St. Clair County, Statewide, Sumter County, Talladega County, Tallapoosa County, Tuscaloosa County, Walker County, Washington County, Wilcox County, Winston County

Friday, May 6, 2022

Chainsaw Safety Training

Coastal Alabama Community College: Brewton Campus, 220 ALCO Dr. Brewton AL, 36426

Preparing for Hurricane Season. This workshop will provide training on personal protective equipment, safe chainsaw operation and precision felling. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion. CFE and PLM hours available.

Address:
Coastal Alabama Community College: Brewton Campus
220 ALCO Dr.
Brewton, AL 36426

Contact:
Escambia Co. Extension Office
jrm0023@auburn.edu
(251) 867-7760

$15 Farming, Fish & Water, Forestry & Wildlife, Lawn & Garden, Urban Extension, Escambia County

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Decatur Shred Day: Electronic Recycling Day

Epic Church, 607 14th St. Decatur AL, 35601

Recycle your old, outdated electronics at this event! Recycle items including computers, tablets, laptops, and other electronic equipment. No tvs or monitors will be accepted. All items must be under 40 lbs.

Address:
Epic Church
607 14th St.
Decatur, AL 35601

Contact:
Allyson Shabel
ams0137@aces.edu
(256) 612-6766

FREE Forestry & Wildlife, Morgan County