Trees Atlanta and community volunteers joined together with students and faculty of Burgess-Peterson Academy to plant 10 fruit and nut trees at the school on Saturday, Jan. 23, in partnership with Georgia Organics and the Atlanta Public Schools‘ Office of Nutrition. The A-Town Dancers from the Atlanta Hawks were on hand to cheer on the planters.
This is Trees Atlanta’s first orchard planting at a public school and is sponsored by the Peachtree Garden Club. The tree planting is in conjunction with the Incredible Edible Fruit Tree, Vine and Berry Bush Sale hosted by Georgia Organics and the Atlanta Community Food Bank. In addition to the tree planting at this learn-and-serve event, information about edible gardening, landscaping and nutrition were offered as volunteers enjoy samples of the fruit from the tree species being planted.