An afternoon of beautifying our beloved BeltLine, honing our green thumbs, followed by a well-earned adult drink and sack lunch? Sounds like success to us.
If you’re one of the lucky few who can breathe in the air without being pummeled by the swirling pollen-y powders of spring, chances are this serene, verdant season may have you feeling like you were born to bask in the sunshine. Think that doing so in the city doesn’t have the same romantic quality of the idyllic pastoral countryside? Think again! Trees Atlanta has made it their mission to make our famed “city in the forest” live up to its name. And lucky for us, they’ve teamed up with the benevolent green thumbs at the Brasserie & Neighborhood Café at PARISH to give us an opportunity to hone our green thumbs to work and indulge ourselves at the café afterwards. Now that, dear Scouts, is what we call a “win-win.”
No organization is more apt at showing Atlanta endless arboreal love than Trees Atlanta. The Cabbagetown non-profit has planted over 100,000 trees within our beloved perimeter since getting their start in 1985. (You’ve probably seen the signs about town.) And in this benevolent Scoutmob experience, you’ll get the chance to learn the lay of the land (more specifically, the portion of land along the BeltLine’s Eastside trail between Ralph McGill and North Avenue). On Saturday, April 18th you and your fellow Scouts will rendezvous at the Angier Springs Beltline access point, where the good folks of Trees Atlanta will greet you with every gardening tool you’ll ever need. (You’ll probably want to have your own bottle of H20 handy though, in a reusable container.) Then you’ll get your crash course in gardening from the pros, and show some love some TLC with your own two hands.
After you’ve had your fun digging in the dirt, you’ll stroll on down to the Brasserie & Neighborhood Café at PARISH around noon-thirty to reap what you’ve sown. And what you’ve sown will come in the form of on of the café’s signature sandwiches and an adult beverage to wash it down with. Whether you perch upon their patio to have your lunch al fresco, or make it an outright picnic along the Beltline itself, you’ll have the full satisfaction of a meal and drink well-earned. (Benevolence never tasted so scrumptious.)