Agriplex update

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North Alabama Agriplex (Cullman Tribune file photo)

CULLMAN, Ala. – The North Alabama Agriplex normally has a bounty of programs for children and adults to enjoy throughout the year. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, however, that schedule has been disrupted. The Tribune spoke with Agriplex Director Rachel Dawsey for an update.

“We will still be doing some online options (sic), but otherwise all in-person meetings are canceled,” she said. “The Agriplex will be closed to public programs through July. The building will also remain unavailable for rent through July as well. After much thought, we have decided on no camps this summer. We will reevaluate Aug. 1. We are staying busy with gleaning, produce redistribution and the USDA food boxes!”

Dawsey said one program will pick back up at the Festhalle Farmers’ Market in July.

“We plan to start POP (Power of Produce) at Festhalle in July,” she said. “Power of Produce is where kids come to taste local produce and then receive market money to spend on fresh produce at the Festhalle. We reimburse our farmers thanks to our sponsors.”

The Agriplex is still offering online classes. A Food Preservation Workshop hosted by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will be held June 23, 30 and July 7. Find out more at www.facebook.com/events/276638847041488.

Dawsey encouraged those interested to stay up-to-date on programs and other resources at www.Facebook.com/NorthAlabamaAgriplex.

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