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
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
ALT would like to thank the volunteers for helping to clean out the stable despite the weather. The group consisted of 12 volunteers with the Young Leadership Program from J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development and one master gardener Karen Whitten. Thank you for your help as ALT makes progress on Athens new urban farm! … Read more
The Plum Creek Foundation awarded ALT a grant of $5,000 for a well at the Williams Farm. We greatly appreciate the efforts of Heather Russell, Jim Rundorff and other Plum Creek employees for their support in meeting this essential need. Heather is a volunteer at at the Athens Area Homeless Shelter Community Garden.
The Athens Land Trust celebrated a Ground Breaking Ceremony at the Williams Family Farm on August 22, 2013. Established in the 1920’s by the Williams Family, this in town farm has been a treasure of east Athens for generations. Athens Land Trust plans to continue the family tradition by employing neighborhood residents, providing educational opportunities … Read more