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November 2022 Georgia Grown Georgia’s Guide to Food, Farms, and Fun

January 20th, 2022 Athens restaurant roundup: Farm Burger grand opening, Rashe’s Cuisine and West Broad Farmers Market to reopen and more The Red & Black

October 19, 2021 Oconee Co schedules workdays for invasive plant removal WGAU Radio

October 6, 2021 The Red & Black Local cookbook to teach healthy living for every season 

August 26, 2021 Athens CEO United Way of Northeast Georgia Announces 2022 Grantees

August 9, 2021 Saporta Report Rethinking housing and land use

July 25, 2021 The Red & Black 5 Athens markets that feature local artists

June 22, 2021 WGAU Oconee Co accepts applications for conservation easement program

June 19, 2021 The Red & Black Athenians celebrate Juneteenth at the West Broad Farmers Market

June 19, 2021 The Red & Black Athens Land Trust hosts annual Juneteenth Celebration

June 19, 2021 The Red & Black Black Athenians discuss the importance of Juneteenth

June 16, 2021 The Red & Black Juneteenth Celebrations

June 14, 2021 The Red & Black Athens Land Trust to host Juneteenth Celebration

May 5, 2021 The Red & Black PHOTOS: Athens’ West Broad Farmers Market celebrates May Day

April 28, 2021 The Red & Black Q&A: Young Urban Farmers member Rea’l Pogue talks gardening

March 29, 2021 Southface Institute Nine Examples That the Transition to a Regenerative Economy is Underway

March 26, 2021 The Red & Black 7 ways to welcome spring in Athens

March 18, 2021 The Red & Black How Athens’ food scene got creative during COVID-19

March 1, 2021 UGA Today Heather Benham: Making a House a Home

February 15, 2021 Flagpole Magazine Commission Approves 500-Unit Lexington Road Apartment Complex

February 14, 2021 The Red & Black Q&A: UGA and Athens communities discuss Biden-Harris environmental policies

January 7, 2021 Grady News Source The Faces And Future Of Community Gardening In Athens

December 11, 2019 Flagpole Magazine Saturday Is the Last Farmers Market at the West Broad School

November 4, 2019 Online Athens Banner-Herald 100 Women donates to Young Urban Builders 

October 24, 2019 The Red & Black Athens Land Trust program helps young people gain construction skills while renovating West Broad homes

June 28, 2019 Online Athens Banner-Herald Athens Land Trust camp introduces kids to agriculture 

June 16, 2019 The Red & Black Athens Land Trust hosts Juneteenth celebration at West Broad Farmers Market

June 6, 2019 The Red & Black 6 seasonal fruits and veggies to pick up this summer

June 1, 2019 Online Athens Banner-Herald PHOTOS: Athens Land Trust 25 Year Anniversary Carnival

May 31, 2019 Online Athens Banner-Herald PHOTOS: Willie Craddick’s Block Party

May 31, 2019 Online Athens Banner-Herald Athens Land Trust holding carnival to celebrate 25th anniversary

May 29, 2019 Online Athens Banner-Herald Willie Craddick’s Block Party bringing motivation to Athens youth

May 29, 2019 Bibliobike West Broad Farmers Market 

PHOTOS: West Broad Farmers Market opens season with May Day celebration

March 10, 2019 Online Athens Banner-Herald Young Urban Builders helping while learning

March 8, 2019 Online Athens Banner-Herald Meet the Young Urban Builders

February 24, 2019 The Red & Black High school students to prepare locally-sourced meals with Athens Land Trust, The National

January 22, 2019 Online Athens Banner-Herald  For many in Athens area, MLK Day truly a day of service

January 21, 2019 Online Athens Banner-Herald PHOTOS: Athens MLK Day of Service

January 20, 2019 Online Athens Banner-Herald MLK holiday in Athens, elsewhere one of service for many

Dec 11, 2018 The Red and Black Athens Gingerbread Guild celebrates first holiday season with events, fundraisers for charity

Nov 26, 2018 Online Athens Banner-Herald Commissioners praise Athens Land Trust’s youth development proposal

Nov 21, 2018 Online Athens Banner-Herald Athens Land Trust youth, volunteers bring back community garden

Nov 21, 2018 Flagpole Gingerbread House Contest Will Benefit Young Builders

Aug 26, 2018 The Red and Black Students give back to Athens on Dawg Day of Service

Jun 17, 2018 The Red and Black Athens Land Trust celebrates emancipation at the Juneteenth celebration

June 7, 2018 Online Athens Banner-Herald PHOTOS: Young Conservation Stewards

May 3, 2018 Online Athens Banner-Herald West Broad Farmer’s Market opens Saturday

Mar 3, 2018, The Red and Black Michael L. Thurmond Lecture speaker addresses persistent racism, engaging communities 

March 20, 2018, The Red and Black Market on the Move launches to combat food deserts in underserved communities

February 24, 2018 The Red and Black Athens Land Trust hosts annual Cultivating Community Dinner

February 14, 2018 Flagpole Run the Jewels’ Michael Render on How Urban Farming Can Help the Black Community

Feb 11, 2018 The Red and Black Athens Land Trust hosts sustainability conference to promote agricultural education

Jan 28, 2018, Online Athens Banner-Herald Agricultural conference planned at Oconee Civic Center

January 17, 2018, Flagpole Athens Land Trust Conferences Offers Small Farmers a Helping Hand

January 17, 2018, UGA Today Students and community unite for service

January 10, 2018, The Oconee Enterprise Farmland preserved off Greensboro Highway

November 16, 2016 Flagpole A Too-Broad Broad Street Divides Neighborhoods, Residents Say

November 10, 2016 Online Athens Banner-Herald Consultants provide update on West Broad redevelopment feasibility study

August 22, 2016 Online Athens Banner-Herald Athens Land Trust completes three more affordable housesLee Shearer

July 31, 2016 Online Athens Banner-Herald  Hundreds at West Broad Farmers Market for back-to-school eventLee Shearer

July 28, 2016 Online Athens Banner-Herald  $48,000 grant will fund Young Urban Farmers for coming school year

May 21, 2016 Online Athens Banner-Herald  Athens Land Trust gets $75,000 Kresge Foundation grant

May 27, 2015  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Athens Community Garden Wins $10K Grant, Kelsey Cochran

May 2, 2015  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Young Urban Farmers bring products to Market TodayLee Shearer

April 7, 2015  Flagpole  Cooking the CSA Way, Jodi Cash

March 5, 2015  UGA Today  UGA and community partners host school lunch cooking competition, Jan Levinson Hebbard

January 18, 2015  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Heather Benham takes over as Athens Land Trust’s new executive director, April Burkhart

January 7, 2015  Online Athens Banner-Herald  School HQ move could turn into bigger development, Lee Shearer

December 17, 2014  Flagpole  The importance of land: Nancy Stangle looks back on the Athens Land Trust, Sarah Anne Perry

November 2014  The Daily Dirt: Georgia Organics  “Three Habaneros is three too many!” Constance Roberts

October 29, 2014  Flagpole  USDA Visit Underscores Threat to Garden, Jodi Cash

September 21, 2014  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Athens Land Trust earns renewed accreditation

September 13, 2014  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Nutrition guidance vital to good health, Marylin A. Hill

August 4, 2014  50 States of Style  My America: Hope Hilton’s Athens, GA, Nina Myers McCammon

August 2, 2014  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Strong, beautiful and godly girls distribute school supplies to children in need at West Broad Street Market, April Burkhart

August 1, 2014  Online Athens Banner-Herald  dePeterse: Giving thanks for West Broad Farmers Market, Eddie dePeterse

August, 2014  Hip Green Scene  Athens

June 20, 2014  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Athens area people with disabilities find work growing seedlingsApril Burkhart

June 12, 2014  The Red & Black  Four Farmer’s Markets provide fresh produce and support local economy, Shelby Eggers

May 21, 2014  Flagpole  Downtown trash, downtown deliveries, downtown plans and downtown cameras, Blake Aued

May 6, 2014  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Athens Salvation Army to hold grand opening for community garden, Allie Jackson

May 2, 2014  Online Athens Banner-Herald  West Broad Market Garden opens Saturday, Andre Gallant

April 12, 2014  The Red and Black   Athens blooms with fresh produce when Farmers Market opens, Amanda Horne

April 8, 2014  The Red and Black  Spring signals return of farmers markets, Joe Youorski

April 7, 2014  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Athens planners table rezoning request for in-town farm, Jim Thompson

April 4, 2014  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Edible chatter: Athens chefs dinner date and menu set, and Peter Dale helps double EBT dollars, Andre Gallant

January 7, 2014  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Commission bolsters budgets for Athens Land Trust and Morton Theatre, community center projects, Nick Coltrain

December 13, 2013  Seed & Plate  Young urban farmers, Jodi Cash

December 10, 2013  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Athens seeks to shift fed money for community upgrades, Nick Coltrain

November 30, 2013  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Athens Land Trust grant to help lunchrooms get local, Andre Gallant

November 22, 2013  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Athens Land Trusts receives USDA grant to boost local food at Athens’ schools, Andre Gallant

November 18, 2013  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Athens farmers markets provide keys to good nutrition, Kiersten Roberson, Anna Cheely, Sasha McBurse and Thomas Brown

November 1, 2013  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Athens Land Trust hosts African-American history festival, Andre Gallant

October 30, 2013  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Best bets: Todd Snider, black history, art feuds and bluegrass, Andre Gallant

October 2013  Business World Magazine  Perfectly planned progress

October 28, 2013  UGA Columns  A time for giving: Annual effort to raise money for charities kicks off, Aaron Hale

October 18, 2013 HGTV Front Door Athens Land Trust promotes homeownership for allHolly Aguirre

October 13, 2013  Online Athens Banner-Herald Watson-Brown awards grant to Athens Land Trust

September 24, 2013  Online Athens Banner-Herald UGA Extension, Athens Land Trust team up for sustainable agriculture conference Oct. 3UGA News

September 17, 2013  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Athens Land Trust awarded EPA environmental justice grant, Andre Gallant

August 22, 2013  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Planting soon to get underway at Athens’ new urban farm, Andre Gallant

August 12, 2013  WUGATV  Athens Land Trust buys new land, Matt Shedd

August 10, 2013  Online Athens Banner-Herald  New urban farm and ag school planned for North Ave. neighborhood, Andre Gallant

June 25, 2013  County by county news for Wednesday, Carolyn Cunningham

June 6, 2013  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Athens and ‘creative placemaking’, Melissa Link

June 3, 2013  Athens Patch  A pool, some art, a celebration at the Rocksprings pool, Melissa Link

May 18, 2013  The Marietta Daily Journal  Discount deal’ preserves 152 acres on Lost Mountain, Leo Hohmann

May 3, 2013  WUGATV  Land trust helps launch local vendors, Matt Shedd

May 2, 2013  Online Athens Banner-Herald  West Broad Market Garden opens second season Saturday, Andre Gallant

April 18, 2013  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Trail builder, professor and garden team win environmental awards, Lee Shearer

April 13, 2013  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Nonprofits: Too much of a good thing?, April Burkhart

April 3, 2013  Athens Patch  Want fresh veggies? The West Broad Market will soon open for another season, Rebecca McCarthy

April 1, 2013  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Seniors council starts weekly farmers market, April Burkhart

March 27, 2013  Flagpole  Selling what you sow, Blake Aued

March 14, 2013  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Workshop offers farmers information about loans, programs, Andre Gallant

March 3, 2013  The University of Georgia  Old scraps get new life in the landscape

February 13, 2013  Flagpole  Nonprofits and residents craft master plan for neighborhood, Kristen Morales

February 11, 2013  Shelterforce  Hanging on to the land, Jeffrey Yuen and Greg Rosenberg

January 9, 2013  Flagpole  Foreclosing on foreclosures, programs help low-income homeowners, Kristen Morales

July 7, 2012  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Big land tract off Tallassee marked for conservation, Lee Shearer

July 5,2012  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Historian urges black gardeners to dig into their roots, Andre Gallant

July 1, 2012  Online Athens Banner-Herald  New community garden is multifaceted resource, April Burkhart

May 5, 2012  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Urban garden brings produce to marketAndre Gallant

April 10, 2012  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Heritage foundation sponsoring green bike tourBlake Aued

March 28,2012  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Local groups hit the trail this springBlake Aued

January 25, 2012  Flagpole  Commissioners will consider changes to local gardening regs, John Huie

January 23, 2012  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Gardens could yield extra cash, Blake Aued

December 30, 2011  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Athens nonprofit turns foreclosed subdivision into affordable housing, Blake Aued

November 6, 2011  Athens Banner-Herald  Community gardens boost quality of life, Rachel Tribble

October 22, 2011  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Conservationists hope to protect big tract, Lee Shearer

October 10, 2011  University of Georgia’s Columns Magazine  The 2012 Campaign for Charities, Beth Gavrilles &  Matt Weeks

September 13, 2011  Online Athens Banner-Herald  ALT fundraiser set, Don Nelson

September 12, 2011  Online Athens Banner-Herald  Blueprint: Land Trust holding Harvest Moon Dinner

September 4, 2011  Online Athens Banner-Herald  The Exceptionals: Kate Austin, Don Nelson

August 6, 2011  Athens Banner-Herald  Blueprint: Garden network growing, Don Nelson

August 5, 2011  Athens Banner-Herald  Garden dedication planned Saturday, Don Nelson

November 6, 2010  Athens Banner-Herald  With grant, number of community gardens will grow, Blake Aued

June 25, 2010  Athens Banner-Herald  Exhibit celebrates land and landscapes, Chris Starrs

June 20, 2010  Athens Banner-Herald  Land Trust wins conservation honorStaff Reports

June 11, 2010  Athens Banner-Herald  Heritage foundation hands out ’10 awards

June 6, 2010  Athens Banner-Herald  ‘Spirit of the Land’ captures just that, Staff Reports

July 10, 2008  Athens Banner-Herald  Group, armed with grant, will dig at battle site

June 9, 2008  Athens Banner-Herald  Accolades for historical upkeep: Heritage Foundation awards

May 8, 2008  Athens Banner-Herald  Preservationists planning to dig into river site’s past

June 4, 2008  Athens Banner-Herald  For love of the land

April 27, 2008  Athens Banner-Herald  Cinema, affordable housing complex honored

April 5, 2008  Athens Banner-Herald  Hands-on treatment for homes

March 10, 2008  Athens Banner-Herald  Leisure services seeks block grants to better parks

January 29, 2008  Athens Banner-Herald  A farm forever: Owner joins pact to protect future of land 

November 28, 2007  Athens Banner-Herald  Oconee Land Preserved

April 15, 2005  Athens Banner-Herald  This land is our land: Fund-raiser for Athens and Oconee River land trusts celebrates the land, Julie Phillips

April 18, 2004  Athens Banner-Herald  Volunteers prepare area for neighbors – Five Acre Woods Park, Beth Hatcher

February 14, 2004  Athens Banner-Herald  Land trust holding key to ownership – Affordable housing: Group looks to open doors, Allison Floyd

November 14, 2002  Athens Banner-Herald  Group sees erosion, ‘bad’ ordinances: Problems at Barnett Shoals development, Lee Shearer

July 26, 2002  Athens Banner-Herald  Athens Land Trust (photo w/caption)

May 18, 2002  Athens Banner-Herald  Reassessment notices in mail, Jim Thompson

May 9, 2002  Athens Banner Herald  Events that respect our mothers

April 20, 2002  Athens Banner Herald  Little Award big deal for Athens Land Trust, Lee Shearer

April 19, 2002  Athens Banner Herald  Athens Land Trust’s environmental awards are well deserved

March 09, 2002  Athens Banner Herald  Land Trust puts family in new house, Shana Gallentine

June 13, 2001  Athens Banner Herald  Neighborhood group saves land from development, Mary Jessica Hammes