By STACY SHELTON, – Thursday, March 12, 2009
Atlanta Audubon Society are working with to plant fig and , and other bird-friendly trees and shrubs at the West End school. The project was largely funded by a $42,400 grant from TogetherGreen, a National Audubon Society program sponsored by Toyota. and the
Trees Atlanta spokeswoman Cheryl Kortemeier said the middle school is along the first piece of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum, a one-mile path next to the abandoned . It is accessible from the school and Gordon White Park. Kortemeier said the arboretum’s theme for the West Connection is ethnobotany, or how trees and plants are used as medicine.
At , the public can help mulch and water the trees and plant any remaining trees at the school. To join in, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call .