Backyard Fruit Forest

1.18 Backyard Fruit Forest

Join Robby Astrove, Atlanta’s fruit and nut tree expert to learn about fruit trees and other perennial fruits and berries perfect for the home garden, farm, or community site.   This hands-on workshop will cover site selection and design, what fruits and berries do well in Atlanta, how to best care for them, tree care best practices, and a planting demonstration. Perfectly timed a week before the ALFI Fruit Tree Sale, this workshop will provide confidence and know-how to start and expand your food forest.

Please bring a shovel, gloves, and wear comfortable work clothes.

About the Instructor:
Robby Astrove is a naturalist and environmental educator specializing in conservation education and ecological restoration.  Born and raised in the Everglades watershed, Robby has worked for over 10 years with youths and adults to protect urban ecosystems, wetlands, and wilderness. He’s currently a Ranger in the Davidson-Arabia Nature Preserve – learn more about Arabia Mountain, as well as its attractions and history here.

Location & Time:
Saturday January 18th, 4:00-6:00
Clarkston Community Center
3701 College Ave.
Clarkston, GA 30021

Cost: This class is pay what you want, by donation only to benefit the Atlanta Local Food Initiative AAAAAND the ALFI fruit tree sale is the following weekend! So learn how to tend a fruit forest and then get growing!

Suggested Donation: $20 – but pay what you can!


Date(s) – 01/18/2014
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Clarkston Community Center

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