ALT in the News


December 17, 2014- Flagpole – The Importance of Land: Nancy Stangle Looks Back on the Athens Land Trust, Sarah Anne Perry

October 29, 2014- Flagpole USDA Visit Underscores Threat to Garden

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 healthMarylin A. Hill

August 26, 2014- Land Trust Accreditation Commission- Fifty-Two Land Trusts Achieve Initial or Renewed Accreditation 

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

August 2, 2014- Online Athens Banner-HeraldStrong, Beautiful and Godly Girls distribute school supplies to children in need at West Broad Street Market, April Burkhart

August 1, 2014- Online Athens-Banner HeralddePeterse: Giving thanks for West Broad Farmers MarketEddie dePeterse

August, 2014- Hip Green Scene- Athens

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

June 12, 2014 -  Red & Black -Four Farmer’s Markets provide fresh produce and support local economyShelby Eggers

May 21, 2014 -  Flagpole -Downtown Trash, Downtown Deliveries, Downtown Plans and Downtown CamerasBlake Aued

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

May 2, 2014 -  Online Athens Banner – Herald -West Broad Market Garden opens SaturdayAndre Gallant

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

April 8, 2014 - The Red and BlackSpring signals return of farmers marketsJoe Youorski

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

April 4, 2014 -Online Athens Banner – HeraldEdible Chatter: Athens Chefs Dinner date and menu set, and Peter Dale helps double EBT dollarsAndre Gallant

January 7, 2014 –  Online Athens Banner – Herald – Commission bolsters budgets for Athens Land Trust and Morton Theatre, community center projectsNick Coltrain
December 13, 2013 – Seed & Plate – Young Urban Farmersby Jodi Cash
December 10, 2013 –  Online Athens Banner – Herald - Athens seeks to shift fed money for community upgrades
November 30, 2013 –  Online Athens Banner – Herald -Athens Land Trust grant to help lunchrooms get local
November 22, 2013 –  Online Athens Banner – Herald - Athens Land Trusts receives USDA grant to boost local food at Athens schools
November 18, 2013 –  Online Athens Banner – Herald - Athens farmers markets provide keys to good nutrition
November 1, 2013 –  Online Athens Banner – Herald - Athens Land Trust hosts African-American history festival
October 2013 – Business World Magazine-Perfectly Planned Progress
October 18, 2013 – HGTV Front Door- Athens Land Trust Promotes Homeownership For All

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. 3

By UGA News

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

By Andre Gallant

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

By Andre Gallant

 August 12, 2013 – WUGATV - Athens Land Trust buys New Land

By Matt Shedd

 August 10, 2013 – Online Athens -New urban farm and ag school planned for North Ave. neighborhood

By Andre Gallant

June 25, 2013 – Powered by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution -

County by county news for Wednesday

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

By Melissa Link

June 3, 2013  – Athens PatchA Pool, Some Art, A Celebration at the Rocksprings Pool.

By Melissa Link

May 18, 2013 – The Marietta Daily Journal - ‘Discount deal’ preserves 152 acres on Lost Mountain

by Leo Hohmann

May 3, 2013 – WUGA TV –  Land Trust Helps Launch Local Vendors

Written by Matt Shedd Friday

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

April 3, 2013 – Athens PatchWant Fresh Veggies? The West Broad Market Will Soon Open for Another Season

Editor Rebecca McCarthy

April 1, 2013 -Online Athens Banner – HeraldSeniors council starts weekly farmers market.

March 27, 2013 - Flagpole  - Selling What You Sow 

March 22, 2013 – Red & Black

By Nicole Melius

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

The University of Georgia - Old Scraps Get New Life in the Landscape  

February 13, 2013 - Flagpole - Nonprofits and Residents Craft Master Plan for Neighborhood    

By Kristen Morales

February 11, 2013 – ShelterforceHanging on to the Land
By Jeffrey Yuen and Greg Rosenberg

January 9, 2013 – FlagpoleForeclosing on Foreclosures, Programs Help Low-Income Homeowners

By Kristen Morales


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

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

July 1, 2012 – Online Athens Banner HeraldNew community garden is multifaceted resource

May 5, 2012 – Online Athens Banner-Herald – Urban Garden Brings Produce to Market.

By Andre Gallant

April 10, 2012 – Online Athens Banner-HeraldHeritage foundation sponsoring green bike tour

By Blake Aued

March 28,2012 – Online Athens Banner-HeraldLocal groups hit the trail this spring

By Blake Aued

January 25, 2012 - Flagpole – City Pages, Commissioners Will Consider Changes to Local Gardening Regs

By: John Huie

January 23, 2012 – Online Athens Banner HeraldGardens Could Yield Extra Cash

By: Blake Aued


December 30,2011 – Online Athens Banner HeraldAthens nonprofit turns foreclosed subdivision into affordable housing

By Blake Aued

November 6, 2011- Athens Banner-Herald -  Community Gardens Boost Quality of Life  

By Rachel Tribble

October 22,2011 – Online Athens Banner HeraldConservationists hope to protect big tract

By Lee Shearer

October 10, 2011 – University of Georgia’s Columns Magazine - The 2012 Campaign for Charities

By Beth Gavrilles &  Matt Weeks

September 13, 2011 – Online Athens Banner – Herald - ALT Fundraiser Set

By 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

By Don Nelson

August 17, 2011- Flagpole Magazine Spotlight on Local Non-profit

August 6, 2011- Athens Banner HeraldBlueprint: Garden network growing

By Don Nelson

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

By Don Nelson


December 1, 2010 – Flagpole MagazineNew Community Gardens Coordinator Begins Work of Planting Seeds, Ideas

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

By Blake Aued

July 28, 2010Flagpole Magazine - Athens Rising: What’s Up in New Development

June 25, 2010Athens Banner-HeraldExhibit celebrates land and landscapes

By Chris Starrs

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

By Staff Reports

June 11, 2010 – Athens Banner-HeraldHeritage foundation hands out ’10 awards

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

April 28, 2010 – Flagpole MagazineUrban Growth: A Community Garden Takes Root in Athens

March 17, 2010 – Flagpole MagazineAffordable Housing Groups Discuss Plans, Ponder Challenges


October 26, 2009 - Columns – Online Newspaper for the University of Georgia –  Local organization helps UGA employee buy first home-

The 2nd Annual Harvest Moon Dinner
November 2009, Athens Magazine

Moving Story: Local organization helps UGA employee buy first home
October 26, 2009, UGA Columns


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Athens Rising: A Sign of Progress
January 30, 2008, Flagpole Magazine

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


Oconee Land Preserved
November 28, 2007, Athens Banner-Herald

With volunteers on hand, older homes get makeover
March 2007, UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government

Farmland Conservation Easement in Walton County
Spring 2007, University of Georgia Eugene P. Odom School of Ecology River Basin Center

Connection to Earth Draws Together Artists for Spirit of the Land (pdf)
March 21, 2007 Athens Banner Herald

Another Trailer Park Closing (pdf)
March 21, 2007 Flagpole Magazine


Growing a Better Athens (pdf)
September 10, 2006 Athens Banner Herald

Greenspace (pdf)
March 29, 2006 Flagpole Magazine

Events to Benefit Land Conservation (Banner Herald) (pdf)
March 24, 2006 Athens Banner Herald

No Bargain for Artists (pdf)
March 22, 2006 Flagpole Magazine

Anti-poverty Group Getting Organized (pdf)
January 23, 2006, Athens Banner Herald


Trust Marks Anniversary (pdf)
December 3, 2005 Athens Banner Herald

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

Seeing Green, Saving Green (pdf)
April 7, 2005 Athens Banner Herald


As Athens Sprawls, Groups Debate Growth Plans (pdf)
August 6, 2004 Red and Black

Volunteers prepare area for neighbors – Five Acre Woods Park
April 2004 Athens Banner Herald

Land trust holding key to ownership – Affordable housing: Group looks to open doors
February 2004 Athens Banner Herald


Hoping for Homes (pdf)
November 26, 2003 Flagpole Magazine


Group sees erosion, ‘bad’ ordinances – Problems at Barnett Shoals development
November 2002 Athens Banner Herald

Providing Critical Legal Aid in Rural Communities
October 2002 Georgia Bar Journal (pdf file pages 31-33)

Getting Greenspace Out in the Open (Flagpole) (pdf)
July 24, 2002 Flagpole Magazine

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

Reassessment Notices in Mail
May 2002 Athens Banner Herald

Events that respect our mothers
May 2002 Athens Banner Herald

Little Award big deal for Athens Land Trust
April 2002 Athens Banner Herald

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

Land Trust puts family in new house – Home, sweet home
March 2002 Athens Banner Herald


Residents Can’t Stay and Can’t Move (pdf)
July 11, 2001 Flagpole Magazine

Neighborhood group saves land from development
June 2001 Athens Banner Herald