The sheep are coming, and kudzu is on the menu. Local non-profit Trees Atlanta, in partnership with Chastain Park Conservancy, will be hosting the event “Breakfast with the Sheep” on Friday, June 8, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. to kick off a summer of invasive-plant-eating around Atlanta.

Trees Atlanta has hired a herd of more than 100 hungry sheep to tackle acres of kudzu that grow in Atlanta’s greenspaces, and the herd’s first stop is Chastain Park. The Atlanta community is invited to have breakfast with a handful of the sheep (other refreshments besides kudzu will be provided for the humans, generously provided by The Ritz Carlton Buckhead), feed the sheep, participate in arts and crafts, and learn why invasive plant removal is vital to a healthy urban forest.

The presenting sponsor of “Breakfast with the Sheep” is Wells Fargo. Parking is available along the roadway leading to the Conservancy offices at 4001 Powers Ferry Road.

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Also Coming Up

Trees Atlanta has announced plans for a Members’ Woodland in the new section of Piedmont Park.  The grove of 250 native specimen trees will honor all those forward-thinking people who have donated to Trees Atlanta to improve our city’s tree canopy. The organization is seeking donations of $50 or more and hopes to have 250 new and renewing members for 250 new trees. To learn more or to become a member, visit

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.