Bicentennial Committee Chairman Drew Green, right, presents the grant check to the Agriplex Board. L-R: Dr. Bill Peinhardt, Rachel Dawsey, Mike Roden, Billy Troutman, Bonnie Baty, Jackie Walker (receiving check), Tim Scott and Jerry Eddleman
CULLMAN – Recently, Cullman’s Alabama 200 Bicentennial Committee Chairman Drew Green presented a $1,000 grant to the North Alabama Agriplex for three upcoming summer programs, which will include traditional crafts and farming.
According to Agriplex Director Rachel Dawsey, “During Garden Camp, we will focus on historical plants, farming techniques and seed saving. For Touring Farms for Kids, we will visit local farms and agriculture sites, focusing on agriculture over the last 200 years. We will visit historic farms and visit modern farms, teaching the 35 kids ages 7 to 13 about the changes and the similarities. For our Sewing Camps, we will focus on quilting, basic sewing skills, feed sack dresses and other repurposed crafts.”
This is the third Bicentennial grant received by the Agriplex, the first two being issued by the state for the organization’s Heritage Skills program and Preservation Workshop.
At a Glance
North Alabama Agriplex
1714 Tally Ho Street SW, Cullman
Elementary and Preschool Garden Camp – June 6, 20, 27; July 11; Aug. 1
Touring Farms for Kids for students ages 7-13 – June 13, 14
Sewing Camp – July 16-20, 23-27
For more information about the North Alabama Agriplex and its programs, visit www.agriplex.org or call 256-297-1044.
Learn more at Alabama’s Bicentennial at www.alabama200.org.
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