SWEETWATER 420 FESTIVAL GIVES BACK TO CANDLER PARK IN A EWE-NIQUE WAY
Festival funds earth-friendly project to rid Candler Park nature path of invasive plants by using herd of sheep
The folks with SweetWater 420 Festival, along with Friends of Candler Park, Trees Atlanta, Happy Ending Productions, and Ewe-niversally Green, are continuing their annual beautification efforts at the historic Candler Park, home of the annual SweetWater 420 Festival.
100 hungry sheep have come to Candler Park with one mission: to eat and eliminate invasive plants such as poison ivy, kudzu and privet from around the nature path in the ravine closest to the corner of McLendon Ave. and Callan Cir.
“Sheep offer a low-impact solution for controlling invasive plants on sites that do not contain sensitive or endangered plants, as well as on steeply sloped properties,” said Trees Atlanta Forest Restoration Coordinator, Brian Williams. “Each sheep can eat up to 150-square-feet of kudzu per day.
After the sheep make three visits to the park, the SweetWater 420 Fest team will lend funding for native plants to be replanted in place of these invasive areas.
With the motto “we’re here for a good time, she’s here for a long time,” SweetWater 420 Festival, held on Earth Day weekend, aims to educate patrons on green living and inspire earth-friendly changes in the community set amongst the backdrop of live entertainment, art, food, family-friendly activities and mouth-watering SweetWater brews. Each year, partial proceeds from the festival wristbands are used to improve park conditions, hoping to restore it better than the year before.
Be on the lookout for our new Zero Hero Waste Stations, provided by our friends at Mountain High Outfitters! Let’s all do our part and be part of the solution. Please place all trash, compost materials and recyclables in the appropriate place.
We are excited to announce that we’re once again joining forces with Lowe’s Home Improvement and SweetWater Brewing Co. to collaborate on a beautification project for Candler Park, home of our annual festival.
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We are excited to announce that we’re once again joining forces with The Home Depot and Happy Ending Productions, along with some help from Scotts, SweetWater Brewing Co. and Friends of Candler Park, to collaborate on a beautification project for Candler Park, home of our annual festival.
We are looking for volunteers to come out and help us refresh the park’s pavilions, plant flowers, mulch and more. We’ll even feed ya’ for your time! Lunch and beverages will be provided, along with gardening tools.