"To achieve a cleaner and more beautiful community through the education and involvement of its citizens."
Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful (“KRFB”) is a local affiliate of the national nonprofit organization Keep America Beautiful (“KAB”). Through the sponsorship of many events and initiatives each year, KRFB encourages local citizens to clean up, beautify and improve their neighborhoods, thereby creating healthier, safer and more livable community environments.
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The first Georgia Arbor Day was proclaimed by the Georgia General Assembly in December, 1890. In 1941, the General Assembly set the third Friday in February as the day of our state Arbor Day. While National Arbor Day is the last Friday in April, it is too warm at that time of the year to plant trees in Georgia. Trees should be planted between November and mid-March so trees have a better chance of becoming established before the onset of summer heat.
Friday, February 20 at 11:00 a.m. - Rome, as a Tree City USA for the 25th year in a row, will dedicate 17 Chinese Pistache Trees on Highway 53 in the North Pointe Neighborhood. This neighborhood can be reached by driving North on Hwy 53 and turning left onto the North Broad Extension and following the road.
Friday, February 20 at 2:00 p.m. – Chieftains Museum will host an Arbor Day Observance to dedicate the new orchard on the property. This orchard represents some of the crops harvested by Cherokee leader, Major Ridge, who lived on the property from 1819 to 1837.
Saturday, February 21 at 10:00 a.m. – UGA Extension, Floyd County Master Gardeners and City of Rome Urban Forestry will sponsor a Hands On Pruning Workshop at the Rome/Floyd Library Saturday, February 21st starting at 10:00 am and going to 11:30 am. You will learn how to make proper pruning cuts and correct time to prune.
Thursday, February 26 at 11:00 a.m.- The Rome Rotary Club will meet at Rotary Park to dedicate a tree along with members of the Federated Garden Club, Inc. and Xavier Chapter NSDAR. Specifically, the Thistle Garden Club will serve as hosts for this observance.
Saturday, February 28 – Seed Swap (and live music!) at the Sara Hightower Regional Library. Berry College’s Environmental Studies Program along with other community partners will host the 2nd Annual Floyd County Seed Swap. Participants are invited to bring open-pollinated (heirloom) seeds, bulbs, plants, seedlings, cuttings, starts, and stories to swap with other seed savers, gardeners and farmers. If you have no seeds to swap but want to get started, come along to mingle with gardeners and farmers who can help.
Call 706-236-2495 for more information about any of our scheduled events.