Yellow daisies blooming at Arabia Mountain

This Saturday join Beech Hollow in welcoming native plant advocate and educator, Ranger Robby Astrove, to talk all things beautiful, low maintenance, wildlife friendly, and edible.  Robby is the Park Ranger at the Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, and leads facilitated walks and programming to educate both children and adults about the strange and beautiful granitic ecosystems of the park.

Large yellow flower

Hear tales of the Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, what’s blooming right now, and what inspires Robby to go native.  One of the flowers that inspires Ranger Astrove's photos every fall is the yellow daisy that blooms in drifts across the park at Arabia Mountain.

When he’s not working at Arabia Mountain, he is active in the local food movement of the Atlanta Metro Area and contributes as an educator, advocate, and community organizer.  In support of the local food cause, Astrove has helped plant edible landscaping and fruit trees in community gardens, urban farms, parks, schools, libraries, and churches.  Astrove's social enterprise Fruit Forward Orchards provides fruit tree orchards, horticultural training, and education to people living in Atlanta’s food desert communities.

See below for more info about Robby's Fruit Forward Orchard project:

The Johnny Appleseed of East Atlanta

Robby Astrove's Vision for Atlanta is Delicious

Ranger Robby Astrove will join us on Saturday, Sept 18th, from 10-12.

This event is at Beech Hollow InTown: 389 N Clarendon Ave. Scottdale, GA 30079