- $30 for one admission to a two-hour fruit trees and farmer’s market walking tour with Robby Astrove.
- Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
- You must reserve your date here in advance of the event
Tours meet at the courtyard on the side of the East Atlanta Library.
Each event is capped at 25 purchasers.
What You’ll Do
Fruit is hiding in plain sight throughout the streets of East Atlanta, and environmental educator Robby Astrove can show you exactly where to find it. On this walking tour, you’ll stroll through parks and by local businesses, encountering more than 13 types of edible fruit trees, shrubs, and vines. Robby talks about each of these species and what makes them ideal for an urban environment, before the group explores even more fruit at the farmers market.
Fruit Tour of East Atlanta
Along with Robby Astrove’s guidance, a provided map and species list helps you identify more than 13 kinds of urban fruit plants.
Before and after the event, participants will have time to peruse Robby’s supply of books, tree guides, and other educational materials.
Farmers Market Visit
The walking tours end at the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market, where Robby can direct you to food tastings, farmers and artisans. A $5 market token is included in the tour.
Join the Conversation
Be sure to ask questions and share any personal experience with growing fruit.
Environmental Educator and Fruit Tree Arborist
Robby Astrove is an advocate for important yet voiceless members of his community—specifically the wetlands, forests, and urban ecosystems. Trees hold a special place in his heart, and he believes the fruit-bearing variety can improve the community’s health. When not planting new saplings, Robby conducts orchard tours, runs workshops for USDA farmers, and coordinates the ALFI Orchard Project, which donates trees to needy schools and community gardens. His efforts have won him two DeKalb Community Hero awards.