Here are 3 end-of-week happenings in Atlanta, this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:
We are excited to be participating in tomorrow’s student-led Emory Sustainable Food Fair and Farmers Market this Friday October 4th from 10:30am- 1:00pm, on Cox Hall Bridge. At this event we’ll be spreading the word of Concrete Jungle to members of the Emory community in their promotion of sustainable food practices.
Then on Saturday October 5th come for some Doghead farm lovin’ from 10am to 1pm!
If you can’t visit us at Emory on Friday during your lunch break or come out to Doghead Farm on Saturday morning, or just want another chance to share some love for Concrete Jungle, look for us reclaiming the streets in as part of Atlanta Streets Alive! on Sunday October 6th, from 2 to 6pm. Check out the October route here & don’t forget to come in costume for the Bicycle Parade.
Looking forward to seeing yall this weekend!
Yall! Do you remember when the farm looked like this? It was almost 2 years ago that we started Dog Head Farm, and we have together made it a real beaut and pulled loads of food out of the ground there (over 800 lbs to date).
But we need your help this Saturday from 10am-1pm to make it as beautiful as ever! ToolBank USA is holding a Before & After contest, where we stand to win $1000 and tool use credits by demonstrating how we used ToolBank tools to turn Dog Head Farm in to what it is today. We’re huge fans of the Atlanta ToolBank, and they have been the only way we can support large groups at the farm.
So come on out! The weather is getting cool and fruit picking has dwindled unexpectedly early this year, but we’ve still got plenty in the ground and plenty to go in the ground. We will be there rain or shine! 1117 Birch St, 30310.
Sorry folks — looks like the harvest just isn’t enough up there at Apple Mountain this year to make it worthwhile to head up. We’ll still plan to pick something that Saturday however if you wanna get your fruit fix!
Plums in Marietta
It’s gonna be a busy year…
We need your help!
Hi Gang! We have a bit of a problem on our hands: on account of all the rain we’ve been having this Spring/Summer, we’ve got waaayy too much fruit to pick. Like fruit trees we identified years ago but never picked have fruit on them for the first time. Like even though we’ve already donated 10x as much this year as during our first year, and we donate more and more each year, we still only pick 10% of trees we know about.
So let’s get it! Our picking schedule is up for the next month and a half (on the sidebar on the right), and the tl;dr version is that at this point it’s more common for us to be picking on the weekends than not. We’ll also have hopefully a few mid-week picks scattered in there, and a trip up to an orchard in North Georgia around the 3rd week of August.
Your first chance is this Sunday from 11am-1pm. We’ll be picking some early apples over in Chamblee. Come on out, climb trees, shake some limbs, bask, and live the life.
We’ve got plenty of farm activities as well! We’ll be out there both Saturday morning from 10am-1pm and Monday evening from 6:30pm-8:30pm for a happy hour. Things are plumping up, and we’d love your help getting things in to and out of the ground.
Alright yall, looks like the blackberries are ready for us! We’ll be picking this Saturday from 11am till 1pm ish at Arabia Mountain Park, pending non-rainy weather.
Arabia Mountain is a few exits out 20-E beyond 285, and you may recall it from last year’s Ciderfest or last year’s blackberry picking events: we went picking at Arabia for the first time last year not entirely sure what to expect and the mountain definitely won — there were just endless blackberries and at the end of the day we had to sulk back to our cars in a juice-stained delicious stupor.
Just like last year, we’ll be meeting at the large field just west of Klondike Road, right at the intersection of Klondike Rd and Plunkett Rd. Parking is available at the house located at 3320 Plunkett Road. This address is an approximation — it’s the first house located in the triangle formed by Klondike and Plunkett Rds (visible at http://goo.gl/maps/jZ15).
If you come out picking with us, please make sure to dress appropriately! Last year the field had been recently mowed, and grass-borne critters were at a minimum. This year part of the field has not been mowed, and we’ve already had more rain this year than all of 2012. So long pants and decent shoes are a must. And of course you’ll want an elaborate cardboard costume to shield yourself from the blackberry thorns as well…