Fruit Tree Identification Workshop

Tuesday, March 25 – 5:30-7:00
East Atlanta Library
400 Flat Shoals Ave. SE 30316

CJ volunteers and those in search of fruit: Learn about the fruits of Atlanta, how to identify fruit trees, their blooms, and how to help Concrete Jungle donate more fresh local produce to those in need. We’ll give a short presentation then hit the streets.

Bloom boom y’all….. it’s happening!

Treed up for a New Year

We’re all treed up for the new year, Concrete Jungle’s doing it big.

What’s been up?
This past Saturday was the annual Atlanta Local Food Initiative Fruit Tree Sale.  CJ went on a shopping spree and we hope many of you did too adding to the city’s sustainable food future.  The trees will be planted at CJ’s Doghead Farm and at Oakland City’s Gilliam Community Garden, see below for how you can help.  ALFI also is planting orchards around town via their Orchard Project coordinated by our very own Robby Astrove. They will be planting over 60 trees at schools, community gardens, and City fire stations.  More trees=more food!

 

In November CJ leaders got together and updated our organizational mission creating goals and metrics to strive for.  You know every year we reach new donation records?  We want to grow and create a sustainable foraging/donating model for Atlanta and other cities to bridge surplus with demand and feed hungry people.  Thank you always volunteers for making us who we are.

 

What’s up now?
Check out our calendar on the right. We have lots of great things happening with Doghead year-round thanks to Katherine and our troop of volunteers. Thanks for coming out!

 

With support from Emory University and the HERCULES grant, we will be planting trees at Gilliam Community Garden and Doghead Farm on February 8.  This will be an awesome farm work day you don’t wanna miss! Not getting Concrete Jungle updates? Join our mailing list through our contact page.

 

What’s upcoming?
We want to pick more fruit this year than ever, which means we need YOUR help to know more about tree locations and harvest times.
Can you help us scout what’s happening with the trees this spring and summer? It’s fun exploring and when we know more… we can host more picks, which means more hungry people get fed! Please reach out to Aubrey at conrete-jungle.org for more information about scouting.

 

We’ll kick off the picking season with Serviceberries in May (tentatively May 18) look for information about a volunteer kickoff and training. Reach out to Mimi Hall if you’d like more information about coming out for picks, to the farm or want to help grow our volunteer program.

 

Get your fruit eyes on!
Speaking of training and education, we’ll host a tree identification class in the spring when things are flowering. Stay tuned for more info. More folks on the search=more food!

 

Concrete Jungle on PBA’s This is Atlanta!

FAIRly eventful weekend for Concrete Jungle!

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.
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Then on Saturday October 5th come for some Doghead farm lovin’ from 10am to 1pm!                                                  

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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.

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Looking forward to seeing yall this weekend!

Come make our farm beautiful this Saturday!

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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.

Support Concrete Jungle!

Upcoming Events

In season/upcoming foods:
  • Mulberries
  • Serviceberries
  • Loquat
  • Plums
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