Hemp, Compost, and Organic Food Tasting Workshop

 Registration is closed for this event
In collaboration with Tuskegee University, come out to Marie McGruder’s historic farm, McGruder Farms in Sawyerville, AL, to learn about how hemp production can work for you. McGruder Farms is a family-owned full-scale all-natural regenerative farm. The 
land has been in the McGruder family since 1877 and it had been passed down by the
ancestors and the indigenous people who are the original land stewards. In this workshop, you’ll learn the ins and outs of Hemp and how to make all that biomass work for your farm. We’ll discuss Organic practices and the Organic Certification process. We’ll wrap our day up with a special Organic Food Tasting in collaboration with the amazing Chef Yawah. Tuskegee University is an Equal Opportunity employer and provider.

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)

October 12, 2023 from 10:00 AM to  1:00 PM
338 McGruder Road
Sawyerville, AL 36776