Tuesday Night Pick!!!

It’s Tuesday… would you rather be at home on your couch bored or with new (or old) friends picking fruit on a nice summer night?  Come join the fun!  We’re going to be picking in and around Candler Park, Old 4th Ward, and Decatur tomorrow evening (July 22nd) at 7:30 p.m. Come meet us at Radial Cafe to spend a fun night picking nature’s candy!

 

Tuesday, July 22, 7:30pm
Radial Cafe
1530 DeKalb Ave
Atlanta, GA 30307

We’re famous and we want to drink with you!

Hot off the press (as of yesterday) Concrete Jungle was featured on Yahoo News…the food section that is!  Check it out: https://www.yahoo.com/food/fruit-philanthropy-foraging-to-feed-the-hungry-92070595626.html

Also, we’ll be enjoying summertime over drinks at the farm, so come and join us for Monday’s Farm Happy Hour!

Monday, July 21 6:30-8:30pm
Doghead Farm
1117 Birch St SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

 

 

Berries!

Kickoff mulberry and serviceberry personal pick this upcoming Monday, May 26 at 6pm in Freedom Park at the Freedom Park Trail and Moreland Ave. Look for us on the hill, we’ll have a CJ flag flying. (Approx address 605-637 Moreland Ave NE). At 6:15pm we will split off to go pick trees and pick for about an hour.

It’s berry season but the squirrels and other elements are getting to them too! We aren’t seeing quite enough volume for donations so we invite you to train your fruit eyes and pick for yourself, learn a bit about local trees and meet other Concrete Jungle volunteers. We’ll meet in the park and then split into groups – perhaps heading to a different part of town depending on interest.

Also, Doghead is producing so much food y’all! Come help us keep it up. Dates in the calendar on the right.

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!

 

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Upcoming Events

In season/upcoming foods:
  • Figs
  • Apples
  • Tomatoes
  • Plums
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Cucumbers
  • Carrots
  • Muscadines
  • Serviceberries
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