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Name of Event Food Forest Revolution, Trees Atlanta Canopy Conference
Date of Event 2/14/2019
Start Time of Event 9:00 AM
End Date of Event 2/14/2019
End Time of Event 4:30 PM
State Georgia
County (if in Georgia) Fulton South  
City Atlanta 
Location Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center 
Location Street Address 225 Chester Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 
Is it a GFC Event? No  
Is it a Free Event? No
Is Registration required? Yes
Registration Deadline NA
Contact Person Name Gabriella Logan  
Contact Email glogan@treesatlanta.org  
Contact Phone 404-458-4515 Ext. 2# 
Website https://treesatlanta.org/learn/atlanta-canopy-conference/  
Google Map URL Google Map Link
Comments Trees Atlanta’s third annual Canopy Conference: “Food Forest Revolution.” Afterward, network from 5pm-8pm at a casual cocktail reception. Conference attendees are encouraged to add the reception to their day!

We will host a compelling roster of speakers. The Canopy Conference features thought-provoking Opening and Closing Keynote speakers:

Open Keynote: Dave Jacke, the co-author of Edible Forest Gardens, a comprehensive, award-winning, two-volume book that constitutes an in-depth course in ecological garden and landscape design
Closing Keynote: Janisse Ray, writer, naturalist, and activist and author of five books of literary nonfiction and a collection of eco-poetry. including, Ecology of a Cracker Childhood, a memoir about growing up on a junkyard in the ruined longleaf pine ecosystem of the Southeast
Canopy Cooler Networking Reception: Immediately following the Canopy Conference (5:00 – 8:00 p.m.), Trees Atlanta and our Canopy Cooler sponsors will host a refreshing networking reception to allow our attendees and other guests to connect, enjoy some food and drinks, and listen to a local band playing live.

Conference Schedule:

8:00 AM Check-in / Registration opens
8:00 – 8:45 AM Tree Gong (Qi Gong) with Neil Norton
8:00 – 9:00 AM Networking Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 AM Welcome from Trees Atlanta and City of Atlanta
9:15 – 10:30 AM Opening Keynote: Gardening Like the Forest: Lessons from Nature for Edible Ecosystems and Human Societies with Dave Jacke
10:30 – 10:45 AM Networking break
10:45 am – Noon Community Panel: The Many Layers of Atlanta’s Food Forest with Robby Astrove, Elizabeth Beak, Tenisio Seanima, Katherine Kennedy, and Paula Randler
Noon – 12:30 PM Boxed lunch provided by Community Farmers Markets
12:30 – 1:15 PM Optional Workshops:
A) Grafting 101 with Jamie Rosenthal
B) Squirrels and the City: A Census Report with Jamie Allen
1:15 – 2:30 PM Design Panel: Design, Implementation, and Management of Food Forests with Clara Kwon, Brandy Hall, Cory Mosser, Will Sellers, and Steve Sanchez
2:30 – 2:45 PM Networking break with Tree Tea provided by Herbalista
2:45 – 3:45 PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions:
A) Tree Medicine: Traditional and Modern Uses of Trees and Shrubs with Lorna Mauney-Brodek
B) Pollinators and Pest Management with Brent Hall, Lillie Kline, and Brooke Vacovsky
C) Pruning Techniques for Fruit Trees with Joshua Tabor
3:45 – 4:30 PM Closing Keynote: The Forest Underground: How to Rewild Atlanta – and Ourselves with Janisse Ray

$150.00 per Patrons
$110.00 per Regular Registration
$55.00 per Community Advocate
$40.00 per Students and Teachers
$15.00 per Canopy Cooler - Reception Only
Before 1/3/2019 a discount of $15.00 will apply to all Regular Registration Registrants.
Cancellations are permitted before 10 business days prior to the start of class; however, all refunds are subject to a 10% or $5.00 processing fee (which ever is greater). Cancellations within 10 business days of start of class will be refunded at 50%. Registration may be transferred.