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Hot Sun, Cool Sips: Weeds & Wine 2024

As the meadows of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum burst alive with color in the spring and summer, the “weeds” thrive as well. Undesirable plant species aggressively compete for space with native plants. The Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum team at Trees Atlanta relies on volunteers to help with the labor-intensive task of hand-pulling weeds, helping us avoid the use of chemical controls.

It’s time for Weeds & Wine!

Weeds & Wine is the perfect opportunity to make a difference and socialize with new friends! Trees Atlanta staff will lead volunteers in weeding from 6 pm to 8 pm, followed by a visit to the Weeds & Wine host restaurant to enjoy a refreshing beverage. Whether it’s wine, beer, or soda (and sometimes a little nosh, too), half the fun is getting to know your fellow volunteers. All participants MUST register online through the Calendar of Volunteer Projects.

Registered volunteers will receive instructions on proper attire and the meeting location. Volunteers are reminded that projects require physical effort outdoors in warm temperatures in areas with vegetation. Bring a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated, and sunscreen and/or insect repellant may be recommended. Cheers!

Summer 2024 Schedule of Locations and Host Restaurants

The Summer 2024 season of Weeds & Wine runs weekly on Wednesday from July 3 to August 28, 2024. Project runs from 6 – 8 pm with refreshments afterwards. Space is limited and is restricted to Trees Atlanta Green Shirt volunteers. (Interested in earning your Green Shirt? Read more information about our Volunteer Pathways.)

 

Wednesday Atlanta BeltLine Trail Host Restaurant
July 3, 2024 Eastside Lingering Shade Social Club
July 17, 2024 Westside Wild Heaven Beer
July 24, 2024 Eastside MetroFresh
July 31, 2024 Westside Monday Night Brewing
August 7, 2024 Westside Boxcar @ Hop City
August 14, 2024 Eastside The Albert
August 21, 2024 Eastside Barcelona Wine Bar
August 28, 2024 TBD TBD

 

We Appreciate These Weeds & Wine Host Restaurants

Please show your appreciation to these BeltLine businesses for supporting this popular summer volunteer opportunity! They and the volunteers they treat with refreshments are keeping the arboretum meadows fresh for pollinators, wildlife, and human visitors alike! It’s hot y’all. We really appreciate a cool down at these great community supporters!

Be a Host Restaurant

Atlanta BeltLine restaurants interested in hosting a Weeds & Wine event near their section of the Atlanta BeltLine, please contact: weedsandwine@treesatlanta.org

 

Posted on: July 2, 2024; Updated on: July 8, 2024