Join us June 24, 10 am to 2 pm, on downtown Decatur Square for Beecatur's annual National Pollinator Week Festival featuring bees, butterflies, birds, native plants, music, popsicles, facepainting and more!
This year our exhibitors will include: Beecatur, Beech Hollow Wildflower Farm, Botany Yards, Cottage Garden Natives, DeKalb County Public Library, DeKalb County Extension Master Gardeners, Floribunda Flower Farm, Food Well Alliance, Georgia Audubon, Georgia ForestWatch, Georgia Native Plant Society - InTown Atlanta Chapter, GSU Perimeter College Botanical Garden, Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association, ReForest ATL, Scott Community Garden/Decatur Active Living, ServeScape, Southern Conservation Trust, Wild Nest Bird Rescue, Woodskeeper, Yellow Band Coffee Roasters and many more!
• Mead by Monks Meadery
• FREE faceprinting by Bubble Squad Entertainment
• Music by Friends In The Garden
• Popsicles by King of Pops
• Fun craft activities for kids
Photos from our 2022 Festival
About our Presenting Sponsor:
Monks Meadery was started by two high school friends upon moving to Atlanta shortly after graduating college…
Like many recent grads, Martin Key and Justin Schoendorf found themselves relatively poor and possessing an insatiable appetite for craft beer. At the time, the selection in Georgia was quite limited; Georgia did not allow beer above 6% ABV until 2004. They thought making their own beer was the answer to their dilemma and the two enthusiastically dove into home brewing beer.
As Martin and Justin learned to make new and interesting beers, they tinkered with various styles and recipes creating things that were not yet available in the market. Eventually, they stumbled upon an alcoholic drink made with fermented honey. Nicknamed “the nectar of the gods”, they were drawn to this ancient and relatively obscure beverage. Never having tried commercial mead before, they went about making mead the same way they made beer: carbonated with very little sweetness. Initial attempts turned out well and were upwards of 15% ABV. The ABV alone got their attention and it quickly became a product that they kept in their brewing rotation. READ MORE >