Learning opportunities abound at North Alabama Agriplex

Agriplex Director Rachel Dawsey (Cullman Tribune file photo)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Here are some events coming up in January at the North Alabama Agriplex.

Events are held at the Agriplex, 1714 Talley Ho Street, Cullman, AL 35056. Unless otherwise noted, register by going to www.Agriplex.org and clicking on the register tab.  Follow the link to RecDesk.

Jan. 11- Farm Kids Club Animal Signs – 9-10:30 a.m.

Calling all nature detectives! Track that scat and animal signs to see what wild animals are around when we humans are not.  $5 per child, Family max $10.

Jan. 14 Cullman- Living Landscapes Hydroponics- The How and Why – 6 p.m.

Increase your backyard yield and eliminate weeds by growing without soil. Master Gardener Mike Weems will teach the basics of constructing and maintaining hydroponics for vegetables and herbs.  $5 per person.

Jan. 15 Cullman- Lunch & Learn Cooking with an Instapot/ Electric Pressure Cooker – Noon-1 p.m.

Free program with door prizes at each event.  New topic every month. Call 256-297-1044 to reserve your seat.  Bring your own lunch.

Jan. 16 Cullman- Learning to Sew Getting to Know your Machine – 6 p.m.

Wondering how to use all those buttons and accessories on your machine? You will become familiar with your machine, feet, bobbin, and tension while making decorative dish towels. $5 per person.

Jan. 17 Cullman- Little Farmers Preschool The Chicken and the Egg – 10-11 a.m.

Meet our chickens, see the lifecycle from egg to chick, and decide which comes first!  $5 per child, $10 maximum per family.

Jan. 21 Cullman- Heritage Skills Raised Bed Gardening – 6 p.m.

Explore this weedless, productive, instant garden technique discussing plans, irrigation, soil mixes, planting techniques, and year-round growing.

Jan. 23 Cullman- Heritage Homeschool Farm Technology Through the Years – 9-11 a.m.

Mules to Satellites- we will see how technology has changed farming, from the first mule drawn equipment to now using GPS equipped tractors. What will be next for farming?

Jan. 30 Cullman- Introduction to Beekeeping- 4:30-7 p.m.

Taught by Alabama Beekeepers Association President Phillip Garrison; Build a complete hive from foundation up and will be given as a door prize. Walk out and see the Agriplex bee hives and the learn the basics of beekeeping. $5 per person.