NCAT Outreach Coordinator Jim Ewing is the featured speaker for two free talks April 16 at the University of West Alabama at Livingston, Ala., as part of UWA’s 10 a.m. to noon Edible Landscape Seminar.
Natural Beekeeping: An Introduction will be held at 10 a.m. followed at 11 a.m. by Edible Forests on a Permaculture Model.
Both talks will be held at the Campbell Environmental Education Center.
The natural beekeeping presentation explains chemical-free beekeeping for hobbyists, gardeners and small scale farmers. The permaculture edible forest talk explains how an individual, neighborhood, civic group, church or school can develop a multi-use garden that includes annual plants and grasses, perennial fruits and berries, and understory and tall nut trees through natural and chemical-free growing.
For more information, contact UWA program coordinator Stephen Liverman at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 205-652-5405.
Or contact Ewing at 479-575-1390.
In addition to his NCAT duties, Ewing serves on the USDA’s Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) grant program governing board; he is a former president of the Mississippi Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association; he is a member of the board of directors of the Mississippi Urban Forest Council and he serves as an advisor to the national Certified Naturally Grown private nonprofit third-party certifying agency.
The NCAT Gulf States office serves Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia and Florida. It opened in Jackson in June. Headquartered in Butte, Mont., NCAT is a nonprofit offering assistance for sustainable living — farming, energy, and information — to reduce poverty, promote healthy communities, and protect natural resources. For more information about NCAT, see: www.ncat.org, or www.attra.ncat.org