Concrete Jungle is throwing its first ever season kickoff fundraiser!

Picture this: streets paved with golden delicious apples and orange marmalade skies. In Atlanta, that's not far from the truth!

Since 2009, Concrete Jungle has donated 17,000 pounds of fresh local produce to food banks—free produce that would have otherwise rotted on the streets. But it’s not enough. Each year, thousands of pounds of delicious and fresh food continue to fall and rot by the wayside. At the same time, most of the 750,000 people in Metro Atlanta who turn to food banks still can’t afford to eat fruits and veggies.

We have big dreams to provide more fresh, local fruit to those in need in 2015. But we need your muscle and your money to do so. Please consider donating to our crowdfunding campaign and join us at the official Fruit Ramble and Season Kickoff Fundraiser!

Fruit is here!

Nanking cherries near Freedom Park

Nanking cherries near Freedom Park

It’s the best time of year! The season is fresh, the weather is great, and all variety of flower smells are on the air. Serviceberries are starting to peek out and the characteristic purple stain of mulberries is showing up on roadways and sidewalks all over the city.

We’ve got our first two picks of the season coming up: this Sunday at 11am at Centennial Park in downtown Atlanta, and a weekday next week (TBD) at Freedom Park. Please come on out and join us! Both locations are family-friendly and easily accessed by bike or public transportation.

Hunger Seder ATL – April 9

Register here and visit our #HungerSederATL site to learn more.

Pack it up, pack it in…

We got a new shed!! Come and check it out tomorrow at Doghead Farm 10am-12pm and help us harvest the veggies that have survived the cold.

Fun in the Sun!

Feeling cold and wet on this dreary day?  Good news!  Saturday, January 17 promises a high of 60 degrees and sunshine all day.  What better way to spend a warm-ish, beautiful winter day than at Dog Head Farm?!

Saturday, January 17–10am
Dog Head Farm
1117 Birch St SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

Burrrrrrr….

Greetings folks, happy fruit year to ya.  And wow….holy winter!, hope y’all have been protecting your sensitive plants….

We wanted to start out the year saying thanks to all our volunteers, do-gooder folks, and supporters. Scrolling below reveals a fun and busy year shaking trees, gulping cider, and improving soil. Go ahead, re-live the glory with CJ with just a flick of the mouse……

January means a few things to us:

It’s planting season! and Concrete Jungle commands you to plant!

Secondly, where to get all these delicious edible plants??  The ALFI fruit tree sale is January 24th at the Georgia Organics office. Stop by our table and talk fruit with us. Both fruit trees and ‘money tree’ donations will be accepted for our projects.  Thanks for your support enabling CJ to promote fun and intriguing ways to provide fresh produce to those who need it.
Check it out the ALFI fruit tree sale catalog, http://www.atlantalocalfood.org/fruit-tree-sale-home/

Also at Dog Head Farm, the next farm day is Jan 17th. More info on that soon.
Also, also….Believe it or not, get your fruit goggles out already….Yes, the Prunes mume is in bloom right now. Just a reminder to stay watchful Atl…..and food is everywhere!

See you soon.