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Forget Speed Dating, This Southwest Atlanta Farm Is Hosting Weed Dating

Meet new people, drink beer, and help weed the gardens at nonprofit organization Concrete Jungle’s Doghead Farm

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Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

A southwest Atlanta farm is offering a fresh-air take on speed dating called “weed dating.”

Community farm and foraging nonprofit organization Concrete Jungle is hosting a service day at its headquarters at Doghead Farm in Sylvan Hills Saturday, October 22, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. During this weed and greet, volunteers will assist in preparing the farm’s gardens for the winter while getting to know new people beyond Atlanta’s restaurant, bar, and party scenes.

Folks gathered on Saturday will work to weed garden beds in groups of three, with people rotating occasionally to form new trios. Atlanta brewery Wild Heaven Beer and popsicle purveyor King of Pops are also donating beer and treats for the event. In 2020, Wild Heaven produced a golden Scotch ale using scuppernongs, apples, and pears foraged by Concrete Jungle.

Founded in 2009, Concrete Jungle is backed by a team of volunteers who cultivate underutilized fruit trees and land and grow crops throughout the year on a half-acre plot of land in Sylvan Hills to feed food insecure people living in Atlanta. Proceeds from Saturday’s ticketed event will go toward providing fresh produce to area families in need.

Regular volunteer days at the farm are held every other Thursday and Saturday. Tickets for the October 22 weed dating event are $25 per person.

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King Of Pops

337 Elizabeth St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 (678) 732-9321 Visit Website

Wild Heaven Beer

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