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Up-country Oyster Roast

ALT celebrated more than 3,000 acres protected in 2013  along the banks of the  Appalachee River.  Charlie Phillips, owner of Sapelo Sea Farms,  provided oysters harvested from  the waters around Sapelo Island. Guests enjoyed hearing from the landowners and others that helped in these efforts.      

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12th Annual MLK Jr. Day of Service

Athens Land Trust would like to thank everyone for their help on MLK Jr. Day of Service and working to fulfill Dr. King’s wish for a beloved community. The Athens Land Trust hosted three well attended volunteer project sites; Ruth Street Farm, West Broad Market Garden and Hill Chapel Baptist Church. The West Broad Market […]

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Williams Farm Open House and Volunteer Day

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! […]

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Athens Heritage & Urban Agriculture Festival

The festival paid homage to Athens’ African-American heritage, with special emphasis on West Broad School, including its pioneering role in urban gardening and agriculture. The event was sponsored by the Athens Land Trust’s West Broad Market Garden, in collaboration with the Heritage Committee and the Athens Area Black History Committee. In addition to historic recognitions, […]

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6th Annual Harvest Moon Dinner

The sixth annual Harvest Moon Dinner to benefit the Athens Land Trust was held on Saturday, October 19, 2013. The Harvest Moon Dinner was created as an intimate dinner among friends celebrating the landscapes of our community with great food and wine. This year’s event featured Chef Peter Dale of The National and Dean Neff, […]

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Plum Creek Foundation Awards grant for Williams Farm well

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.

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Sustainable Agriculture Conference

Sustainable Agriculture Conference for New and Beginning Farmers – October 3, 2013 This conference targeted new and beginning farmers who are interested in sustainable farming practices.  Conference topics included USDA program information, Georgia Organics, marketing, farm to school, composting, meat goat production, cottage foods, meat processing, integrated pest management, as well as a panel discussion […]

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Congratulations to new ALT homeowner Jennifer Yearby!

Congratulations to ALT’s newest homeowner Jennifer Yearby! Jennifer has purchased 125 Stanelle Drive with a mortgage from Athens First Bank/Synovus Mortgage. Jennifer is employed by the UGA Physical Plant and works in the Odum School of Ecology. Pictured at the closing are (left to right) Molly Talley of Blasingame, Burch, Garrard, and Ashley, Nathan Shannon of ALT, Jennifer, […]

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