On Saturday, November 5th, the West Broad Farmers Market hosted its 4th Annual Athens Heritage and Urban Agriculture Festival in conjunction with the Athens Area Black History Committee. The event celebrated African American history and traditions, particularly those surrounding the West Broad School and urban agriculture. Keynote speaker, Christina Hylton, spoke about the intersection of agriculture … Read more
Over 300 guests attended the 2016 Fall Festival, which included trick or treating, cooking demos, live music, and a kid’s costume contest! For the second year running, Mrs. Famborough was the winner of the Sweet Potato Pie Contest!
We wrapped up our first Camp DIG program on Friday, July 17th and we couldn’t be more thrilled at having had the opportunity to bring new experiences and education to ACC students. Camp DIG (Dream, Investigate, Grow) was a Monday through Friday summer camp from July 6th-18th for 25 students aged 7 to 14. The camp … Read more
Volunteers from St. Joe’s Prep School in Philadelphia, PA visited the Williams Farm to help us prepare the farm and learn a little bit about what we do at ALT. After lunch, we walked over to Five Acre Woods in the neighboring lot and cleared invasive plant species including wisteria, Chinese privet, and English ivy. … Read more
On June 6th ALT held a Farmer Outreach Workshop at the Williams Farm. Our Farmer Outreach Workshops are targeted towards underserved farmers in Athens area. Underserved farmers are individuals and groups who have not participated in or have recieved benefits from the USDA or NRCS programs, which may improve their quality of life, and/or the … Read more
On Sunday, May 17th, members of the Athens Land Trust joined us at a special dining event at the The National downtown. Chef Peter Dale prepared a special locally-grown meal and Willa Fambrough of ICookie_ForYou baked a delicious dessert. The proceeds from this event will be used to support projects at the West Broad Market … Read more
Greenfest is an annual event wherein organizations in the Athens area come together for a community-wide celebration of sustainable environments in order to raise awareness at the home, business, and community level. At the Greenfest Awards ceremony on April 17th, organizations and individuals gathers to celebrate our “greenest” honorees. Athens Land Trust was honored to … Read more
This past Saturday the West Broad Market Garden hosted a fabulous volunteer day to help us prepare for our upcoming farmers market on May 2nd. Volunteers from the Society of Environmental Engineers, the UGA Habitat for Humanity and the UGA Horticulture all helped to make this a truly productive day!
From UGA Today UGA and community partners host school lunch cooking competition March 5, 2015 Contact: Jan Levinson Hebbard Athens, Ga. – Local chefs will take on the School Lunch Challenge creating tasty dishes that meet USDA requirements for the National School Lunch Program, and locals will have a chance to sample the creations at the … Read more