Orphaned and Injured Birds
Sunday, July 24, 3:30 - 5:30 PM
5 Season's Brewery, Sandy Springs
Join edible and native plant specialist Robby Astrove for a presentation about food forestry and edible landscapes that are great for people and nature. We’ll highlight the many edible species that thrive in urban Atlanta, feature edible natives, and share about pollination and best practices for successful growing. Learn more about local organizations involved in fruit recovery and mapping, including Concrete Jungle, and hear about the power of fruit trees to feed, teach, and inspire communities.
Robby Astrove is an environmental educator and arborist with over 14 years of experience leading environmental conservation and restoration projects. He is currently the Park Ranger at the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve and is recognized as an authority on fruit trees, orchards, and foraging. Robby is passionate about incorporating native plants, pollinators, and fruit orchards in the urban environment and especially public lands. As a former Trees Atlanta staffer, Robby has been planting in Atlanta for nearly 10 years. He continues to lead planting and restoration projects annually and presents workshops regularly—conferences to community rooms. Robby celebrates wildness, seasonal foods, and the power of fruit trees to transform communities with fresh, healthy, and affordable food. He is engaged in many community-based projects and his social enterprise Fruit Forward Orchards provides fruit tree orchards, training, and education to people living in Atlanta’s food desert communities.
Don't miss out on this chance to restock your feed supply -- all products are being sold significantly below suggested retail prices. We are proud to offer a variety of Cole's Wild Bird Feed products, a local supplier of high-quality bird feed. All orders must be received by Friday, August 12. Orders may be picked up beginning August 20, 2016. Be ready for fall migration!
Latino Conservation Week: Disfrutando y Conservando Nuestra Tierra is an initiative of Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF), a national nonprofit that works to improve the lives of Hispanics in the United States and promotes civic engagement by educating, motivating, and helping them to access trustworthy support systems. HAF created and is leading the first Latino Conservation Week to support the Latino community getting into the outdoors and participating in activities to protect our natural resources. During this week, Latino community and faith-based organizations will go on hiking or camping outings, learn about conservation efforts in their community, and show their support for permanently protecting our land, water, and air.
For more information on Latino Conservation events or to learn about events in Georgia or around the U.S., click HERE.