Have you ever wondered what would happen to your family in the event of a crisis? Could your family afford to make ends meet without your income? What would happen to the children? Who would inherit your home? As a homeowner, these are just a few of the scenarios that you have to take into … Read more
Join us for the 2019 Grow Your Business course! Learn how to be self-employed, build a business plan, create an organizational agreement, formulate a marketing strategy, and more! The course will take place every Monday, starting March 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Stay tuned for more details!
I started my year-long VISTA service as the Outreach Coordinator on November 9, 2015. I joined the VISTA program because I wanted to make a difference in my community and because I wanted to further develop my professional skills. During my service, my role was to develop a sustainable marketing program for the West Broad … Read more
BikeAthens Delivers Holiday Cheer! BikeAthens just delivered the first load of bicycles which will be donated to the families in our Affordable Housing program! Over 25 kids that live in our homes will receive a new bicycle this holiday season! We are so grateful to have such incredible community partners to help us bring … Read more
Athens Land Trust is excited to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the MAXIMUS Foundation for our innovative work to support local citizens and foster growth and development within our community. The MAXIMUS Foundation is the charitable arm of MAXIMUS, a leading operator of government health and human services programs throughout the nation … Read more
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!
VISTA members Jessica and Kamilah teamed up to create a two-minute video featuring the Young Urban Farmers for a submission to the Land Trust Alliance’s “Land Is My…” Contest. The contest started September 14th and is asking people to share about their connection to the land. Top winners can receive a cash prize and the … Read more
We had a great turnout for this year’s Annual Meeting & Celebration. Guests enjoyed live music from musician David Court, complimentary beverages and hors d’oevures, and tours of the rehabilitated caretaker’s cottage and the trails in 5-Acre Woods. We look forward to another tremendous year and to sharing all of our successes with you next … Read more
Service and Remembrance activities took place all over the country on Monday, September 12th for the 2016 September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. Here at Athens Land Trust, VISTA and FoodCorps members rolled up their sleeves and joined together to work at the West Broad Market Garden and make a difference in the community.