Sustainable South: Magic City Agriculture Project

Next week, we welcome the SFA’s 2013-2014 post-doctoral fellow Zac Henson to our headquarters in Oxford, Mississippi. As our fellow, Zac will develop curriculum and teach courses on the relationship between foodways and cultural life in the American South. Here’s a little bit about him:

A Birmingham, Alabama native, Zac received his doctorate in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management this spring from the University of California, Berkeley. He wrote his dissertation on segregation, gentrification, and the commons in Birmingham.

Hayseed Project

The HAYSEED Project visits Birmingham, July 20

Singer-songwriter Susan Werner’s HAYSEED project, a concert celebrating the farming community, sustainability, and American food, visits Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center Saturday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m.

The Smokin’ Hot List: Leo and Susie’s Famous Green Top

This summer, our friends at Southern Living are sharing a weekly dose of SFA barbecue content on their Daily South blog. Click through to read this week’s installment about Leo and Susie’s Famous Green Top Bar-B-Que in Dora, Alabama.

Give Me Some Sugar: Dolester Miles

Photo courtesy of Bottega restaurant. In “Give Me Some Sugar,” Emily Hilliard introduces us to some of the South’s most talented female pastry chefs. They do right by the classics while developing a new canon of their own. Check back every Monday to meet a reason to save room for dessert.  Who: Dolester Miles Where: … Continued

Business in the Front, Party on the Beach

Photo courtesy of the Flora-Bama lounge. This weekend is the 28th annual Interstate Mullet Toss at the Flora-Bama Lounge. Participants male and female, young and old, of athletic prowess and—er, not so much, will gather on the Alabama side of the state line and attempt to fling a mullet (the fish, not the haircut; see … Continued

Sustainable South: Euneika Rogers-Sipp

 Emilie Dayan, our office intern, will be blogging regularly about issues of nutrition, sustainability, and food policy in the South. Here at the SFA, it is the year of Women, Work, and Food. So, for this Sustainable South post, we highlight the efforts of Euneika Rogers-Sipp. In the Black Belt of Alabama, agricultural landowners and … Continued