Medicinal Herb Garden Tour 


Local Foods Dinner Tasting

The Greene Street Market at Nativity

is hosting its first annual local foods dinner tasting!

This community-wide celebration of local foods and farmers is open to everyone!


Sunday, July 15th, 2012

5-7 pm

Church of the Nativity

208 Eustis Avenue


The Fresh Food Initiative

Taste our Best Recipes made with

Fresh Ingredients from North Alabama farmers
Local beers, wine, water and lemonade available too.

Families welcome!

$15 per person


R.S.V.P. to
or send a
check made payable to:
GSM at Nativity
415 Randolph Avenue, Huntsville AL 35801



The Fresh Food Initiative is a partnership among Greene Street Market, Food Bank of North Alabama, HuntsvilleHousing Authority and the North Alabama Food Policy Council Steering Committee.



Local student hosts Car Wash and Solar Energy Park Tours to celebrate SolarDay 2012, Solar Energy Week and to help raise funds for his TeamUSA NFL Player Development Program

Matthew Edwards, former homeschooler and Freedom Academy Cowboys Football player, has officially been selected to USA Football's Under-15 National Team program.  His selection was based on his outstanding football skill, leadership and character.  He isone of 200 young athletes from around the country to represent the USA and participate in the most elite and comprehensive youth football development program in the world.

 Matt's team, the 2012 U.S. Under-15 National Team, will play in USA Football’s Under-15 International Development Week in Austin, TX from Friday, June 29th – Thursday, July 5th. The team includes some of the nation’s top 7th and 8th grade football players and features some of the best high school coaches in the country.  Matt was one of only two Alabama players invited to attend.  It is part of USA Football's World Football Festival.  For more info on the program, go to  or see attached press release below

To help Matt on his way, on Saturday, June 23rd beginning at 9 am, at the Redstone Energy Park located on the corner of Airport Rd and the Memorial Parkway, Matt will be offering a carwash and site tour of the solar demonstration site in Huntsville.  All proceeds will go towards Matthew’s trip expenses. 

SolarDay2012 ( is an opportunity to learn more about how solar works, what’s happening in our community with respect to solar energy and energy efficiency, and other sustainable living practices like community gardening, recycling and alternative transportation.  Community partners include the Redstone Energy Group, Alabama Solar Association, Outpost Solar, ACE, Nexus Energy Center, Huntsville Rockets, Airkooled Kustoms,  Alabike, Earth Fare, the Food Policy Council and Land Trust of North Alabama. 


For more information contact:

Robin D. Cox 162

Old Gurley Road   Huntsville, AL                                  



First Annual Community Garden Tour

The Tennessee Valley Community Garden Association is proud to announce its first annual public tour of community gardens!

When: Saturday, June 16th

Time: 10am to 3pm

Gardens on the tour include Asbury Farm where volunteers grow fresh vegetables to feed the hungry and Pecan Grove Gardens that began as a personal backyard garden and now has 2.5 acres open to others who want to grow their own food.

There’s also Legacy Elementary School “Pond Project,” an outdoor math and science learning laboratory with a ½ acre fully stocked pond surrounded by flower beds, vegetable plots, a bog garden, songbird sanctuary and animal tracking station.

These and eight other member gardens will be open to any and all visitors for free who want to learn more about community gardening. Visit one garden or all eleven, and stay for as long as you like!

For a map and description of all the gardens, visit contact  or             (256) 682-5742       for additional information. The event flyer can be found here.

Hosted by the Tennessee Valley Community Garden Association


Community Gardens on the Tour

  • Asbury Farm - 788 Hughes Road, Madison. Just south of intersection of Gillespie and Hughes, turn in at the white sign for Asbury Counseling Center The Asbury Farm is a ministry of the youth at Asbury United Methodist Church.
  • CASA Community Garden - 4275 Bob Wallace Avenue, east of the Botanical Gardens, follow sign to Mulch Pile CASA of Madison County's Community Garden was established in 1988. 
  • Cove Kidz Community Garden - Artisans Cove, 220 Old Highway 431 South, Hampton Cove. Geared specifically towards the youth of our local community, this Garden's mission is to educate our children on the methods of sustainable farming.  More at
  • Flying Monkey Community Garden - 2211 Seminole Dr SW, Huntsville 35805
  • Hampton Cove Middle School Garden - 261B Old Highway 431, Hampton Cove 35763
  • Howe Avenue Community Garden - Howe Avenue and Price Alley, behind the Children’s Advocacy Center Started in 2012, we are a ⅓-acre garden near Huntsville’s 5 Points. All our members collectively tend a single, shared plot, and th... More at
  • Legacy Elementary School "Project Pond" - 165 Pine Grove Road, Harvest. About 3.4 miles north on Wall Triana from where it intersects Hwy 72, turn right onto Pine Grove Rd. School is on the left. "Project Pond," established in 2009 with fu... More at
  • Lewter Park Neighborhood Garden - Windham St. and Wellman Ave., 5 Points Huntsville A new community garden is growing at Lewter Park in the Five Points neighborhood. Launched in partnership with Operation Green Team, there are 5 rai... More at
  • Monte Sano Community Garden - 820 Monte Sano Boulevard, next to The Little Green Store. The Monte Sano Community Garden provides space for the Monte Sano community to garden together, and to teach and inspire one another. We hav... More at
  • Pecan Grove Gardens - 3712 Pecan Grove Dr, Huntsville, 35810. Garden is in backyard - just walk on back! Pecan Grove Gardens started as a personal backyard garden in 2011. With 2.5 acres to work with, the garden has bee... More at
  • UAH Community Garden - UAHuntsville Campus 301 Sparkman Dr. Huntsville, AL 35899, parking lot of WLRH/Physical Plant Our Community Garden provides a space for education and discussion around the environmental, social and e... More at


 With the thanks of the following sponsors:



How To Be Healthy and Save the Planet: “The World Peace Diet” A lecture/presentation by Will Tuttle, Ph.D.

Wonder how the food you eat affects your health and well-being and that of those you care about? Will Tuttle delivers an inspiring talk about the food we choose, where it comes from, and how it may harm us physically and culturally. Learn how we have become disconnected from nature and how to make positive changes to promote health, encourage compassion, and minimize our eco-footprint.

When: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Doors open at 6:30pm for refreshments, presentation from 7:15-8:15
(Q&A and book signing after the lecture)

Where: Unity Church on the Mountain
1328 Governors Drive SE, in Huntsville (256) 536-2271

Recommended donation: $5, but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

For more information or to RSVP:

“A profoundly insightful and important book, The World Peace Diet is sure to be a catalyst and powerful tool in the evolution of human consciousness.”
-Satya Magazine

“The World Peace Diet is one of the most provocative books I’ve ever read. This is a deep book, aglow with insights that penetrate and expose the complacency of a culture that has strayed painfully far from compassion.”
- John Robbins, noted author

Dr. Will Tuttle, acclaimed educator and artist, has lectured and performed throughout NorthAmerica and Europe. He obtained his doctorate focusing on adult education at UC Berkeley, and has taught many varied humanities courses. He is noted for his clear and inspiring presentations that often include original piano music. Tuttle is a practicing “Dharma Master” in Zen Buddhism and lives with his wife Madeleine, a Swiss painter.
Visit him on the web at