You can have fresh fruit by learning a few tips from Trees Atlanta

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Sick and tired of relying on grocery shopping for fresh produce or resorting to frozen fruits? You can learn the tricks of the fruit tree trade with Trees Atlanta this Saturday.

Teaming with Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill, the Atlanta nonprofit will host a free virtual class instructing attendees on how to grow fruit trees as part of their monthly Grow and Learn series.

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The event description noted “we’ll be exploring the art and science behind growing healthy fruit trees with Mike McCord, food growing expert and caretaker of the Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill. Mike will provide the tips and tricks to pruning and grafting fruit trees to have the best yields. Bring all your fruit tree questions for Mike to answer!”

Anyone can attend via Zoom, but registration is required.

You can sign up here.

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Trees Atlanta hosts Grow and Learn on the second Saturday of each month and has done so virtually amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic.

Founded by Central Atlanta Progress in 1985, the community group focuses on environmental conservation and aims to protect and improve Atlanta’s urban forest.

Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill is the city’s first community urban food forest, which is in an area characterized as a food desert. It has been a working farm as recently as 2000 and produces a wide variety of fresh fruits, vegetables nuts and herbs available for public consumption.

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Virtual Grow and Learn: Art and Science of Fruit Tree Pruning

10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Saturday, Jan. 9

Zoom webinar

Free - register here