Sat, Sep 28 | Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill

Latinxhikers- Urban Food Forest

Let's celebrate National Public Lands Day and Hispanic Heritage Month by leaving our mark on the largest food forest in the Nation!
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Latinxhikers- Urban Food Forest

Time & Location

Sep 28, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill, 14 -0038-0008-007, 4, Atlanta, GA 30315, USA

About the Event

Latinxhikers is a community dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in outdoor recreation through digital storytelling and community outreach.  ............................................................................... ATLANTA We’re excited to be celebrating National Public Lands day and Hispanic Heritage month by hosting a trail maintenance day at the Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill. If you live in the city, this is super close! It’s only a 10-20 min drive from downtown Atlanta area.  

We will begin our day at 9AM where we will be helping maintain the new trail being built. Trees Atlanta will guide us on where the trail needs maintaining.  

After our volunteer day, we will have La Elotera giving out some snacks! ............................................................................... All skill levels, all BIPOC & allies welcome.  

Location: Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill  [Ancestral lands of the Muscogee/Creek peoples]  

Address: 2217 Browns Mill Rd. Atlanta, GA 30315.  

Time: 9am-1pm(ish) 

Parking: FREE 

Pets:  

What to bring/wear: A water bottle and sunscreen. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes that you don't mind getting sweaty in.  

Bathrooms:  ............................................................................... RSVP on our Facebook and/or our website.  

Special thanks to our partners The Conservation Fund, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, US National Forest Service, Georgia Appalachian Trail Club, Trees Atlanta. 

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What is the Urban Food Forest? 

“In the fall of  2016, The Conservation Fund  acquired 7.1 acres of land on Browns Mill Road in southeast Atlanta.  This site will become Atlanta's first Community Urban Food Forest, as well as a new model for a City of Atlanta park. The food forest will produce a wide variety of fresh, flavorful, and healthy nuts, fruits,  vegetables, herbs,  and mushrooms, which will become available for public consumption.  Located in an area identified as a food desert, the site was a working farm as recently as 2000. Neighbors still talk about the land’s former owners, Ruby and Willie Morgan, who left excess produce from their farm on fence posts for neighbors to claim and enjoy.  The City of Atlanta  and community partners will be engaging in community need-finding, brainstorming, and design exercises that will help determine the eventual output of food. This is  summary of the 12-month Community Vision Plan Process.   Please check the AgLanta calendar, follow us on social media,  or check out the latest newsletter to find out how you can participate in next phase of this process. “

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