July Member Meeting: Creating Fruitlanta for People and Birds
Featuring Robby Astrove, Park Ranger for Arabia Mountain Natural Heritage Area
Join edible and native plant specialist Robby Astrove for a free, public 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.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
5 Season's Brewery
5600 Roswell Rd NE #21
Sandy Springs, GA 30342
This event is free and open to the public