The 5th Annual Urban Forestry Festival is this weekend – come celebrate southwest Atlanta’s urban forests!

Urban Forestry Festival 2011 [photo courtesy of James E. King II and CBB Studios]

West Atlanta Watershed Alliance and National Wildlife Federation present the 5th Annual Urban Forestry Festival.
Come discover the urban forests of southwest Atlanta! →

Announcing Oakhurst Garden’s annual Spring Plant Sale + Earth Day Celebration!

Ready to plant your organic vegetable garden in Decatur or Atlanta? Looking for a way to celebrate Earth Day with your family? Join your local Decatur community garden for both at the Oakhurst Community Garden!
Celebrate Earth Day with a parade, contests, crafts, t-shirts, food, recycling, and more! →

Artists’ walks scheduled for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine

artist walk for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2011

Have you been thinking about submitting a proposal for a visual or performance arts piece for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2011? Would you like to make your proposal location-specific? Now’s your chance to get out into the Atlanta BeltLine corridor and walk the 8 miles of linear park space and trail that will be open during the exhibition!
See the schedule for artists’ walks for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2011 →

Support Art on the BeltLine by shopping Anthropologie’s new westside store!

In celebration of the grand opening of a new store on Atlanta’s westside, Anthropologie will be donating 10% of the evening’s sales directly to Art on the BeltLine!

Annual Atlanta Harvest Festival at one of my favorite parks – Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve!

Come celebrate Halloween and autumn with the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve’s 11th annual Harvest Festival! Located in medlock park, Decatur, GA, the celebration will take place Saturday, November 6th from 4 – 8 p.m.!

Spirit of the Gulf Coast Exhibition and presentation is tomorrow!

Join speakers and filmmakers for an evening exploring the impact of the Gulf oil spill with the Spirit of the Gulf Exhibition and presentation.

Want to raise back yard chickens in Atlanta or Decatur? Time for Chicks for Charity and Chicks in the City

Thinking about raising chickens in Atlanta or Decatur? Tired of hearing about egg and food recalls on the news? Check out THESE classes and chickens!

Come out to support the Atlanta ToolBank, the non-profit that supplies tools to other non-profits to help accomplish their missions

Support the Atlanta ToolBank on August 31, 2010 for a fundraiser / mixer for this stellar non-profit! Live music, food, and drinks!

Join Moore Farm and Friends CSA as they celebrate their Summer Farm Tour and Big Pig Roast!

On Sunday, June 27th, Moore Farm and Friends members are invited to tour three farms as part of the Summer Farm Tour and Big Pig Roast. And check out the new behind-the-scenes video of this Alabama farm!

Share your love of Atlanta parks with your love SweetWater beer with Pints for Park Pride!

Join fellow greenspace-lovers and young professionals for Pints for Park Pride, a special event supporting Atlanta’s only nonprofit working with communities to improve parks all over Atlanta.

Art on the BeltLine Lantern Parade under a full moon on June 26th, 2010!

The Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons invites us to join them on June 26th, 2010 for a Lantern Parade as part of Art on the BeltLine from Irwin / Krog, up the BeltLine trail, to Park Tavern in Piedmont Park!

Embrace trees in the city with Trees Atlanta’s 2010 “City in the Arboretum Conference”

Embrace trees in the city with Trees Atlanta’s 2010 “City in the Arboretum Conference” on May 22nd, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Learn how to help preserve our urban forest and advocate for trees around Atlanta!

Atlanta’s temporary public art project, Art on the BeltLine, needs your help with clean ups this weekend!

Art on the BeltLine needs your help on May 1st and 2nd in clearing and preparing artists’ installation sites on trails on the east and west sides of Atlanta! In addition to clearing artists’ specific sites, we will also pick up general trash as we prepare to launch temporary public art projects in June and to introduce people to newly opened sections of the BeltLine.

Parkview Community Garden in DeKalb County cordially invites you to their grand opening!

After much preparation and neighborhood collaboration, Parkview neighborhood (near East Atlanta and Kirkwood) is excited to announce the grand opening of their Parkview Community Garden in DeKalb County! A wonderful collection of festivities will take place Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at 3 p.m.

Join Oakhurst Community Garden and the City of Decatur for a 40th Earth Day celebration this Sunday!

The City of Decatur and the Oakhurst Community Garden invite you out for the city’s official 2010 Earth Day celebration, this Sunday, April 18th, at the Oakhurst Garden!

Decatur’s annual Oakhurst Community Garden Plant Sale 2010 is this weekend!

Decatur’s annual Oakhurst Community Garden Plant Sale 2010 is this weekend, April 9th and 10th, 2010! The Oakhurst plant sale has a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, herbs, flowers, and general plants for sale, including heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, beans, peppers, kale, broccoli, lettuce, chard, and much more. The transplants and seedlings are all very affordable, with a focus on certified organic seeds and soil fertilized with worm castings and compost.

“Save water, drink beer!” with the Georgia Conservancy’s Generation Green kick-off at the Sweetwater Brewery!

The Georgia Conservancy is welcoming spring and celebrating Earth Month one beer at a time with “Save Water, Drink Beer!” at Atlanta’s favorite local brewery, Sweetwater! Next Monday, join the Georgia Conservancy and Generation Green members for a beer tasting, cookout, live music event to kick of another year of green Atlanta events.

Park Pride presents a Community Garden Tour around Atlanta as part of the Parks and Greenspace Conference

Every year, Atlanta’s Park Pride hosts its Parks and Greenspace Conference with speakers and continuing education covering a wide range of topics related to best practices for our parks. Now in its ninth year, the Parks and Greenspace Conference is offering a full-day of courses on March 22nd, 2010 as well as two tours the weekend prior to the conference – the Green Infrastructure Tour and the Community Garden Tour!

You’re invited to the 2010 Volunteer Kick-Off for the Atlanta BeltLine!!

Interested in volunteering with the Atlanta BeltLine? Come on out for our 2010 Volunteer Kick-Off on March 18, 2010 at Park Tavern on Piedmont Park and learn about the variety of ways to get involved, including volunteering with local festivals and Art on the BeltLine!

Support Virginia Highland’s newest park with their fruiting tree sale on March 13, 2010!

The Virginia Highland Civic Association is hosting the “Hard-to-Find Edible Plant Sale” with fruiting trees and bushes for your garden to benefit the New Highland Garden. Come on out on Saturday, Maarch 13th, 2010 or pre-order online. Selections include apple, fig, plum and persimmon trees; olive trees; blackberry, blueberry, and raspberry bushes; pineapple guave; muscadine vines; pomegranate / quince; strawberry plants; and much more.