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Johns Homestead in Tucker

November 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Because we had such a large wait list we are re-opening this event for Nov 2oth:

2:00 – 3:30 pm is reserved for the Eco-A wait list, or by invitation of friends of Johns Homestead 

3:30 – 4:30 pm volunteer session is open to all, to remove invasive Japanese Chaff flower from the park

(We’ll include a short nature walk for the volunteers – to register please click on the registration link below)

Questions? contact us or call 404-862-0118

Johns Homestead is one of the original farms established in our area just johns homestead egret cropped 2_DSC1883
after the land lottery-grants opened up for mostly European-American settlement. The 1821 Treaty of Indian Springs resulted in the Muscogee Creeks ceding the land between the Ocmulgee, Flint and Chattahoochee Rivers to the State of Georgia. Though most of the original trees were cut, pockets of older soils and remnant forests species remain.

Forest remnants and two lakes, a rich wetland for water birds and other wildlife, along with the old homestead are the hallmarks of this now 50-acre tract. There are several remarkable trees. One of the historic dairy buildings is the only remaining example of a vernacular rammed earth structure in Georgia, and the old farm is now listed as one of 10 Places in Peril by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. A 22-acre parcel from the original farm was purchased by DeKalb County in 2004, and the entire John’s Homestead greenspace is now located within the new city limits of Tucker.

In addition to enjoying the rich and recovering natural values of this site, we’ll tell the story of how changes that took place here reflect much of the natural history of many metro-Atlanta neighborhoods.

Note:  This property is not yet open to the public, but Johns Homestead managers will host Eco-A for this rare preview.

Big water oak at JHomestead_DSC1897To register, click HERE  – Details and directions will be sent to registered participants. 

A donation of $15 or more helps sustain our programs.











Photos: Egret and Water Oak at Johns Homestead by Kathryn Kolb


November 20, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm