Bikes, booze, and berries – yes, you heard that right.
This Sunday, Concrete Jungle is hosting their Second Annual Spectacular Fruit Ramble. I know what you’re thinking – a fruit ramble is having it’s second annual event? Slightly surprising. However, when you hear a little more, you might be hooked.
The Skinny on Concrete Jungle
Concrete Jungle is a badass local organization that grows, harvests, and distributes fresh produce to thousands of homeless Atlantans. They carry out this killer mission in two ways: through growing fruits and veggies at their own farm in South Atlanta, and identifying and picking fruit from trees throughout the city to donate.
I’ve actually volunteered at their farm – I can show you the muscles I got from slinging mulch to prove it.
The Scoop on the Event
So, here’s the lowdown. On Sunday, May 15th, head to Cabbagetown Park (if you’re on foot) or Mother (if you want to bike). From there, Concrete Jungle will lead you on a fruit forage through Cabbagetown, Reynoldstown, and Grant Park, where you’ll see the different trees that CJ has marked, and even sample some berries fresh from the trees.
After the ramble, you’ll meet back at Mother on Edgewood Avenue for drinks, games, and prizes. New Belgium Brewery and Old Fourth Ward Distillery are providing the liquid fun, featuring a mulberry vodka cocktail to celebrate.
All proceeds from the event will go directly back to Concrete Jungle – they’re planning on using the funds for OTP fruit picks followed by outdoor fun like hiking or swimming.
Pics from last year’s event (courtesy of blogger ladyflashback.com, check out her recap of the event!)
Why You Should Be There
You’ll actually learn something about urban farming in Atlanta. It’s a pretty cool endeavor – after volunteering with Concrete Jungle in the past, I’ve learned just how much land is underutilized in our city, and how much impact can be made by getting outside and getting your hands dirty.
The party will also feature a raffle, with prizes like 3 day passes to the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival, a 10-person tasting tour of the new Urban Tree Cidery, and goodies from Lululemon and Orpheus Brewing.
The Fine Print
To score tickets to the event, click here. For $20, you’ll explore some of Atlanta’s coolest neighborhoods, pick fruit with your new best friends, and gain access to the party at Mother. One free drink is included, with drinks specials and a raffle at the event.