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Weeds and Wine Returns for Summer 2022

Updated 7/15/22

Summer 2022 Schedule of Locations and Restaurant Sponsors

Please visit our Calendar to register.

 7/14  Eastside Trail  Pure Taqueria
 7/21  Westside Trail  Lean Draft House
 7/28  Eastside Trail  The Albert
 8/4  Eastside Trail  Apres Diem
 8/11  Westside Trail  BoxCar
 8/18  Westside Trail  Wild Heaven
 8/25  Eastside Trail  Hampton + Hudson
 9/1  Eastside Trail  Lingering Shade Social Club
 9/8  Westside Trail  Monday Night Garage
 9/15  Eastside Trail  97 Estoria
 9/22  TBD  TBD
 9/29  TBD  TBD

 

 


Summertime means the return of our popular Weeds & Wine volunteer program! Weeds & Wine is a great opportunity to get outdoors, volunteer, and enjoy a few cool beverages with new friends. If you’re looking for something different to do on a weekday after work — while you do good for your community — this is for you!

As the meadows of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum burst alive with color in the spring and summer, the “weeds” are also thriving. Undesirable plant species aggressively compete for space with native plants. Trees Atlanta’s BeltLine Arboretum team depends on volunteers to help with the labor-intensive work of hand-pulling weeds. This allows us to avoid use of chemical control and better protect natve plants.

The Summer 2022 season of Weeds & Wine will run weekly on Thursdays from July 14 to September 29, 2022. Space is limited, and volunteers must register online: Calendar Volunteer Projects

Trees Atlanta staff will lead volunteers in the weeding work from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, then the group heads to the restaurant sponsor for that week’s project. Whether it’s wine, beer, or soda (and sometimes a little nosh, too), half the fun is cooling down and socializing with new friends after the project.

The first project of Summer 2022 is on Thursday, July 14, and we are grateful to have Pure Taqueria as our restaurant sponsor for this project. We’ll be working on the Eastside Trail near Inman Park.

Registered volunteers will receive instructions on proper attire and 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!

 

Posted on: July 5, 2022

 

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