Join us for our annual Holiday Party and Silent Auction on Sunday, December 14th at Manuel's Tavern. We'll celebrate the year's accomplishments and preview what's to come in 2015. Come ready to shop: in addition to our silent auction, we will be selling our shad grown coffee (now also available in decaf!) and sets of Declining Birds of Georgia notecards by artist and AAS volunteer, Anne McCallum.
The party will also serve as the AAS Annual Meeting. The membership will vote on the new Board members and officers. A slate of candidates will be shared in next month's issue of Wingbars. Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Additional food and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Grab a friend and enjoy the company of your fellow bird enthusiasts.
Manuel's is located at 602 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, 30307. Ample parking is available behind and adjacent to the building.
Join environmental educator and fruit tree arborist Robby Astrove to learn more about edible landscaping and the virtues of fruit trees for your home yard, school, or community park. We will present a spectrum of trees, shrubs, perennial herbs, and wildflowers that will attract appetites and wildlife to your space. We’ll expand on fruit tree identification, favorites for the Atlanta area, best practices for orchards, and how edible landscaping contributes to healthy urban ecosystems.
Robby Astrove is an environmental educator and arborist with more than 12 years of experience with green space stewardship, native and edible plants, and community-based environmental education programs. Park Ranger at Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, Robby is also an active member of the Atlanta Local Food Initiative (ALFI) and coordinator of the ALFI Orchard Project. He has provided guidance and consultation for numerous farms, environmental organizations, and community gardens in their pursuit of growing sustainable, low maintenance fruit trees.
Register now to secure a spot. Download a registration form at www.atlantaaudubon.org and send the completed form with payment to the AAS office, attention Melanie Furr.
Cost: AAS Members $15, Nonmembers $18