[NAFEX] Alabama: upcoming open house

Jacquelyn Kuehn jakuehn at verizon.net
Wed Aug 29 17:31:17 EDT 2007


Dear NAFEXers,

I have this information for the Fall Pomona, but by the time you get 
that, this event will be over. So I'll give it out here; you may have 
already seen it. Go if you can!
Jacquelyn A. Kuehn
Musician, writer
http://www.pennsacreskitchen.net



Alabama A&M Agricultural Research Station
Open House and Tour

September 22nd 11-4pm
(Central Standard Time)

Come tour and taste fruit from one the largest collections of Jujube in 
the southeast.  Also tour the large plantings of Asian Pear, Peaches, 
Hardy Kiwi, Pawpaws and other fruits and vegetables.

Lastly, a tour the on-site Shitake mushroom growth chamber.

Admission is free!

Location:	 Winfred Thomas Agricultural Research Station
		 372 Walker Lane
		 Hazel Green, Alabama 35750
		 256/828-2113
(right between Huntsville and the Alabama state line)

  *  Make a day of it and visit the Huntsville Botanical Gardens for 
their Daylily sale!!
  *  Hour 9-5pm, 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue, Phone: (256) 830-4447
  *  Admission $10

 From Birmingham, Alabama
Take I-65 north. Exit I-565 east towards Huntsville, Alabama. Exit  Hwy 
231/431 north (North Memorial Parkway). Turn right at the eighth red 
light onto Walker Lane. Go @ ½ mile and turn right into Winfred Thomas 
Agricultural Research Station.

 From Nashville, Tennessee
Take I-65 south. Exit I-565 east towards Huntsville, Alabama. Exit  Hwy 
231/431 north (North Memorial Parkway). Turn right at the eighth red 
light onto Walker Lane. Go @ ½ mile and turn right into Winfred Thomas 
Agricultural Research Station.

 From Atlanta, Georgia/Chattanooga. Tennessee
Take I-75 North to I-24 west. Exit Kimball/South Pittsburg (this road 
will turn into Hwy 72 after you cross the Alabama state line). Go to 
Huntsville. Turn right (north) onto Hwy 231/431 (North Memorial 
Parkway). Turn right at the sixth red light onto Walker Lane. Go @ ½ 
mile and turn right into Winfred Thomas Agricultural Research Station.

Map and hotel information on the back



Hotel Accommodations in Huntsville

Best Western Rocket City Inn & Suites
Directions: Located on University Dr between Logan's Steakhouse and 
Cowboy's gas across from Target
Contact: (256) 837-7412 (800) 937-8376 6200 Torok Circle Huntsville, AL 
35806

Bevill Conference Center & Hotel
www.uah.edu/BevillCenter
Directions: I-565 to Sparkman Dr. exit 15. North on Sparkman Drive to 
Ben Graves Drive. Turn right, the Bevill Center is directly in front of 
you. Hwy 72 East to Sparkman Drive. Take Sparkman Drive exit and turn 
right. Take 1st left turning onto Ben Graves Dr. Bevill Center is 
directly in front of you.
Rates: $49-$75
Contact: (256) 721-9428 (888) 721-9428 bevillc at email.uah.edu 550 
Sparkman Drive Huntsville, AL 35816

Comfort Suites
Directions: Highway 72 west (University Drive) across the street from 
Super Target shoppping center, behind Logans restaurant & next door to 
Guthries.
Contact: (256) 562-2400 (800) 424-6423 6224 Torok Circle Huntsville, AL 
35806

Country Inn & Suites
Directions: From I-65 South take exit 340 TO I-565 east -Take exit 
14-Rideout Road- -Take Rideout Rd. to Highway 72 east-University 
Dr.-Hotel is located 2 blocks on the left -From Highway 431 -Take 
Highway 72 west-University Dr. -Hotel is located on the right
Contact: (256) 562-2400 (800) 424-6423 4880 University Drive 
Huntsville, AL 35816

Courtyard by Marriott
Directions: I-65 to I-565 East, North on Research Boulevard to 
72/Huntsville-University Drive exit. Hotel is 1 1/4 miles on left 
between Pier 1 & Pizza Hut.
Contact: (256) 837-1400 (800) 321-2211 4804 University Drive 
Huntsville, AL 35816

Embassy Suites
Directions: When entering from I-65 North or South, merge onto I-565 
via exit 340 East toward Huntsville and merge onto US-231 
S/US-431/North Memorial Parkway to Clinton Avenue, Exit 19-C, Turn 
right onto Clinton Avenue W, continue to follow Clinton to Monroe 
Street SW.
Contact: (256) 539-7373 (800) 362-2779 800 Monroe Street Huntsville, AL 
35801
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