Monday, November 30, 2009

Saturday, 12/5/09- Hike to ATL's hidden forests

Hello UrbanHikers,
Join us this Saturday for an urban hike to some of Atlanta's hidden
forests. Here are the details:
What? hiking exploration of urban forest on the city's east side
When? meet Saturday @ 10am- Dr. Bombay's coffee shop in Candler Park
Where? Dr. Bombay's, 1645 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA

Also note- there is an opportunity to help beautify the brand new green
space called "Artichoke Bliss" in the Old Fourth Ward following our hike.
This will start around 2pm.

I encourage you all to bike or ride MARTA to both the urban hike (Dr.
Bombay's is just 3 blocks from the CP Marta station) and to Artichoke
Bliss (just north of the MLK Marta station).

rough map of our route on Saturday

map of Artichoke Bliss

I hope to see you all on Saturday!

Urban Hiking Guru and Native Tree Enthusiast

Sunday, November 22, 2009

2 newly beautified green spaces in ATL

The past two weekend have afforded me the opportunity to help beautify 2 urban green spaces that until recently I didn't even know existed. I invite you all to visit these spaces and explore them on your own!

Reynolds Park- Kirkwood:

View "Reynolds" Park in Kirkwood, Atlanta, GA in a larger map
This park is owned by city of Atlanta and thanks to the efforts of KNO volunteers and a large group of Emory volunteers we have reclaimed this forgotten green space as a usable park! To access it, you can park in the back of the lot across from the DeKalb Health Center or the adjacent senior center.

removing invasive species from Reynolds Park

creating a new trail

Reynolds Park Plan (from the Kirkwood Neighborhood Organization website):

Artichoke Bliss- Old Fourth Ward:

View Artichoke Bliss in a larger map
This space was "discovered" by one of our urban hikers (Hayley). With the help of facebook we have pulled together over 30 community volunteers on 2 work days and converted this empty lot into a welcoming green space with a bench, 3 trails, and a swing! It's right beside Dynamic Dish on Edgewood between Boulevard and Jackson.

pictures from Artichoke Bliss:

If the weather cooperates we're looking at having our last urban hike of 2009 on Saturday, December 5th. I'd like to hike some of the newly renovated (and accessible) trails along the Beltline and also visit Artichoke Bliss!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Final urban hike of 2009?

Looking at having a hike that highlights some of the recent work on the Beltline trail system the first Saturday in December. We'll probably end up in the Old Fourth Ward to highlight a recent renegade garden project next to Dynamic Dish off Edgewood. We're calling the greenspace "Artichoke Bliss" and it's pretty sweet!



Friday, November 13, 2009

**Our 1st Urban Bike Ride**

Hello UrbanHikers!
We WILL be having an urban bike tour this Saturday (tomorrow), 11/14/09.

Meet up location: Park Grounds- 142 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta 30316
Time: 9:30am
Destination: Piedmont Park Green Market... and beyond- bring cash for food
or drinks at the market
Who's invited: YOU and everyone else

This is a change from our normal walking routine, but let's see how it
goes... I know many of you don't have bikes, so fear not- we will be
continue more explorations on foot as well!

Urban Hiking Web Monkey