Did you know that there is a mulberry or fig tree growing on almost every block in Atlanta?
On Sunday, May 20 from 3–9 p.m., the Concrete Jungle team hosts their largest annual fundraiser, the Spectacular Fruit Ramble, to explore the varieties of edible fruit growing in the city of Atlanta. This event is a kickoff to fruit season and also begins the volunteer season for Concrete Jungle.
The Fruit Ramble begins at Kirkwood’s Ration & Dram, where guests will check in and begin the exploration via a family-friendly walking and biking tour of the Kirkwood and Candler Park neighborhoods. Ramble attendees will enjoy an educational afternoon spent learning about the city’s fruit trees and sampling a few of the fruits along the path.
Ramblers return to Ration & Dram at 5 p.m., when the party gets started with local-fruit cocktails (sponsored by Old 4th Distillery), beers from Lagunitas Brewing, dinner from Ration & Dram and a zany, fruit-themed carnival.
The Concrete Jungle team will serve as guides for the afternoon and can also provide info on upcoming volunteer opportunities for Atlantans to get involved with their mission of getting ignored, fresh produce in the city to hunger relief organizations.
ABOUT CONCRETE JUNGLE
Concrete Jungle, an Atlanta-based nonprofit founded in 2009, recovers the abundance of ignored, fresh produce growing on our streets, yards and parks to meet health and nutrition needs of our homeless and food insecure population. We do this by:
Since 2009, Concrete Jungle has donated 62,387 pounds of produce (249,550 servings) to hunger relief organizations. To learn more about Concrete Jungle and find out how you can donate or get involved, visit www.concretejungle.org. Like Concrete Jungle at Facebook.com/ConcreteJungle.org and follow us on Instagram @concretejungleatl.