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Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Will Host the Symposium on Thursday, March 24 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta, February 15, 2011 – Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. is hosting its first-ever Organic Land Care Symposium at the Atlanta Botanical Garden on Thursday, March 24, 2011. The symposium will provide attendees with insights into the benefits and techniques of organic approaches to maintaining both public and private open spaces.

Local and national experts will address the environmental benefits and how investing in an organic land care system can be safer for children, more efficient and cost-effective.

“Implementing organic land care practices benefit people as well as the environment,” said Kevin Burke, Senior Landscape Architect at Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. “This symposium was developed to help people create more vibrant land using self-sustaining techniques without the use of potentially harmful chemicals.”

Breakout sessions will cover a range of topics designed to assist attendees in making informed decisions about sustainable turf management; cost-effective methods in going green; and organic land care best practices. Keynote speaker, K. Rashid Nuri will share his knowledge and experience working more than 40 years in more than 30 countries as an organic urban farmer.

The symposium runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the $40 registration fee will include breakfast and lunch. To register for this unique educational opportunity, please visit www.BeltLine.org or click here to go directly to the registration page.

About the Atlanta BeltLine
The Atlanta BeltLine is a $2.8 billion redevelopment project that will provide a network of public parks, multi‐use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other. The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide‐ranging urban redevelopment projects currently underway in the United States. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI), formed by the Atlanta Development Authority, is the entity tasked with planning and executing the implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine in partnership with other public and private organizations, including City of Atlanta departments. For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, visit www.BeltLine.org.


CONTACT:

Ethan Davidson, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
404) 614-8325; edavidson@atlbeltline.org

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