Chicks in the City Coming in February

Eggstra Eggstra!
On the wings of Oakhurst Community Garden Project’s wildly popular “Chicks in the City” classes comes a full day of urban poultry-keeping. On February 25 the Chicks in the City Symposium offers attendees a full plate of essentials on backyard chickens. Taught by local experts, the seven sessions highlight how-tos from bees and chickens to community co-ops.

With urban farming on the rise and concerns about how food is made increase, this timely full day of workshops will engage and enlighten both the committed “locavore” and curious alike. The Chicks in the City Symposium equips guests with all the resources needed to start an urban flock.

In an eggshell, the symposium runs from 8:30 am until 4 pm on Saturday, February 25 and will be held at Oakhurst Church, 630 East Lake Drive in Decatur. The cost is $65, OCG members pay just $50. Pre-registration is required. Register at For more information or to volunteer contact

Bluegrass Jams at Oakhurst Community Garden

Musicians and music-enthusiasts are invited to gather at the Oakhurst Community Garden on the third Friday of the month to play and celebrate bluegrass and folk music.

The first Bluegrass Jam will be SEPTEMBER 16TH from 7-9 PM. Bring your banjo, fiddle, mandolin, bass, or love of music, as well as a vegetarian dish to share!  Future dates are Oct .21, 7-9pm & Nov. 18, 7-9pm.   Music will end at 9:30pm.  The chickens will dance to the music and eat your leftovers. 

Thank you to Erin Bernstein, Emory Student and OCGP volunteer for organizing this event!  Spread the word!  

 See you in the Garden Soon.

OCGP to Participate in Global Youth Service Day on April 16

The Oakhurst Community Garden Project is Participating in Global Youth Service Day by engaging over 40 of Atlanta’s youth in environmental service projects thsi coming Saturday, April 16th. 

 Global Youth Service Day is an annual campaign that celebrates and mobilizes the millions of children and youth who improve their communities each day of the year through service and service-learning. Established in 1988, Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world, and the only day of service dedicated to children and youth. GYSD is celebrated each year in over 100 countries.

Each year, millions of children and youth around the world work together with schools, youth organizations, nonprofits, community and faith-based organizations, volunteer and national service programs, government agencies, faith communities, and other individuals to address the world’s most critical issues and change their communities on Global Youth Service Day.