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Georgia Conservancy's Hambidge Service Project

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The Georgia Conservancy ( and the Hambidge Center ( are teaming up to host a service project on April 28 in Northeast Georgia to help repair trails, create a campsite, and perform ecological restoration on the beautiful – and private – 600-acre artist retreat.

Recognized widely for its biodiversity, high ecological value and beauty – the Hambidge Center is opening its doors to the public every 3rd Saturday of the month for a series of Nature Hikes – and our group will help get the trails ready for the visitors!

This is an incredible opportunity to hike and camp at a facility normally reserved for the distinguished artists and writers in residence.

Please RSVP using meetup or email Bryan Schroeder at .

Service work:

Trail maintenance, creating a campsite, and ecological restoration.


In an old farm pasture along a mountain stream and an old grist mill, Hambidge will set up temporary campground for folks interested in camping Friday or Saturday night.

We will have a bonfire, lavatory and camp kitchen (bring your own food!)


Hambidge will be hosting a cookout on Saturday night as a way to say thank you to the volunteers. Please bring your own lunch for the service project.

Campers will need to bring their own breakfasts.

About Hambidge:

For over 75 years, The Hambidge Center has awarded distinguished artists with residency fellowships to its 600-acre creative sanctuary in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Seven artists occupy the historic campus at any time and are provided with a private studio, private accommodations and communal dinners. The public is invited to the campus on Saturdays for rotating artist talks, nature hikes, gristmill visits, gallery openings and other special events.

Hambidge has over 7 miles of hiking trails among an incredible biodiversity of meadows, streams, waterfalls, native plants and wildflowers, and a cove forest. Nature Hikes take place every Third Saturday. The hikes are led by knowledgeable guides, focusing on a different topic each month, such as: mushrooms, tree identification, wild flowers, geography, etc.

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