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.
ALT hosted a fun and festive block party and open house at the completed Cottages at Cannontown on Thursday, July 18th. With delicious refreshments (including fresh-baked cookies), great music provided by WXAG The Light 1470, lots of guests toured our new Earth Craft homes made from efficient and sustainable materials! All three homes are available for purchase for … Read more
On Saturday, April 27th, the Al Pless Memorial Bike was held to celebrate the life of Al Pless, who devoted much of his life to supporting the Athens Land Trust and who was a passionate cyclist. Riders showed their support by riding either a 61- or 38- mile loop through Clarke and Oglethorpe Counties. After the … Read more