In this free event, Mark Warren, owner of Medicine Bow Wilderness School, will give a slide presentation on how some of the most common native plants and trees were used by the Cherokee for food, medicine, insect repellent, crafts, shelter and fire. Mark will bring along some plants and handmade crafts for viewing and discussion.
During this Trees Atlanta class, expert instructor Jim Carey will lead the group through a wood carving activity inspired by Georgia’s beautiful oaks. All ability levels welcome!
ALFI’s 10th Annual Fruit Tree Sale offers a unique opportunity to buy fruiting trees, bushes, and vines chosen by experts for their ability to thrive in the Georgia climate with minimal maintenance.
The 10th ALFI Fruit Tree Sale will be held at the 970 Building of the Atlanta Community Food Bank from 10am – 1pm.
Join Trees Atlanta for this year’s Canopy Conference with the theme Food Forest Revolution. The conference will take place February 14, 2019 at the Kendeda Center. Keynote Speakers include Dave Jacke (Edible Forest Gardens) and Janisse Ray (Ecology of a Cracker Childhood).
Mark Warren, owner and operator of Medicine Bow Wilderness School, and teacher of nature and primitive skills will cover many easy-to-identify plants encountered in the forest and field, and will include remedies for bee sting, fire ants, stinging nettle, poison ivy, nausea, mouth sores, minor infection, food- or water-poisoning, constipation, and diarrhea. Also included will be how to use certain leaves as effective insect repellents. And last, but not least, Mark will present some great tips for successfully observing wildlife. Join our friends at Patagonia Atlanta for this informative program about enhancing your relationship with nature.
The Annual Georgia Organics Conference and Expo is one of the largest of its kind in the Southeast. For our 22st Annual Conference, we’re shaking some things up!
Conference attendees will connect with like-minded peers, tour farms, cultivate new skills, and discover 70 exhibit booths with innovative food-and agriculture-related information. The Georgia Organics Conference is about building stronger farms, school gardens, and communities.
Join the Wylde Center for their annual event to share your seeds/scions, your knowledge, and your enthusiasm for different plant varieties with other gardeners and farmers. We’ll be swapping all types of seeds and cuttings for fruit trees (scions), including heirloom seeds, seeds you save from your own plants, and extra seeds you may have purchased. There will be Master Gardeners on hand to answer gardening questions and the Atlanta Fruits Club / Southern Piedmont Fruit Growers will be present to show you how to graft your cuttings.
A great show for ages 4+, this historical hoedown with folktales and fables honors Paul Bunyan, John Henry, Pecos Bill, and Hekeke of the Miwok tribe with tales taller than a ten-gallon hat. Homestead Atlanta members can enjoy 25% off tickets - just contact us for the discount code!