2019 Community Projects

Madison County

2019 Projects

CASA Vegetable Garden

Vegetable garden operations were improved to increase production in order to provide elderly and homebound individuals of Madison County with fresh produce.

Free Classroom Supplies and Resources

Free 2 Teach continued to operate the only free teacher supply store in Alabama, allowing full-time public school teachers in Madison County to shop for free school supplies in order to enhance classroom instruction.

Jobs for Life

A 16-week class was designed to help adults find and maintain employment including career assessments, resume writing, interview skills, soft skill development, and more.

KTECH

Certified mechatronics training was offered to young adults aging out of foster care, to veterans, and to non-traditional students as a part of their workforce initiative.

Madison County Drinking Water Festival

This festival educated fourth grade students about drinking water resources of Madison County through hands-on activities including drinking water sources, water conservation, and how water is linked to other natural resources.

Rocket City Ukulele Festival

The festival provided a venue for local ukulele clubs and individuals to perform in a supportive atmosphere, and included educational presentations and performances for attendees of all ages to develop their individual musical skills.

"That Was Then, This Is Now" Ag Tour

This tour educated the general public about the roles of farmers in Madison County and how their roles and practices are changing, by taking participants to several working farms and educational sites.

2018 Projects

Creative Farming Methods AG Tour

Farming has changed so drastically over generations with so many new technologies & new equipment. Better farming methods help with soil retention and use of cover crops.  Crop rotations help prevent pests and diseases.  Many Participants  have no connection with the farm.  Participants learn a new appreciation for the many hats a farmer must wear in order to grow the food and fiber to feed and clothe the world.

St. Mark Playground Project

The project provides a safe and secure environment for children to learn and grow. Having an outdoor space where youth can explore and play together will prove to be most beneficial to their social and cognitive learning.

Urban Living Expo: Plan, Prepare, Practice; Don’t Get Caught off Guard!

The project supported educational extension programs that provide knowledge of disaster preparedness and management and as well as the impact of sound management on forestry, wildlife and natural resources.

Encounters with Urban Wildlife Educational Programming

The project allowed Extension to provide education on wildlife species, instincts, range, habitat, and concerns. It helped people better understand wildlife concepts, eating habits, survival tendencies, and nocturnal behavior of wildlife native to Alabama. And it led to improvements in cognitive skills and reduced risks associated with wildlife encounters.

Madison County Drinking Water Festival

Through hands-on activities, the festival educated fourth-grade students about drinking water resources, how to protect their water, how to keep it clean, and how water is linked to other natural resources.

PCREP Family Day

Improved reading scores, increased number of quality hours parents spent with children, improved parents skills in teaching their children.