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Volunteer Impact at ALT

By: Dave Chamberlin, VISTA Volunteer Coordinator After starting as a volunteer myself in the summer of 2015 I’ve had an interesting 9 months of helping others get involved with the variety of opportunities that we have at Athens Land Trust.  Whether someone is asking about volunteer opportunities through a posting I made to a website, […]

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BikeAthens Delivers Holiday Cheer!

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 […]

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Newly Awarded Grant from the MAXIMUS Foundation

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 […]

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AmeriCorps VISTA Jessica Brooks Says Goodbye

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 […]

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4th Annual Athens Heritage & Urban Agriculture Festival

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 […]

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2016 Fall Festival

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!

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VISTA Members Submit Video to Land Trust Alliance 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 […]

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22nd Annual Meeting & Celebration a Success

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 […]

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