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Public Relations Starts with Food

Public Relations Starts with Food By: Jen Reid While the rest of the world is up in arms over well-developed social media content, my VISTA experience has shown me that the non-profit world is quite contrary. Having lived in Atlanta some 5 years prior to moving to Athens, I heard nothing more about this small […]

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16th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

“Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Monday, January 16th, Athens […]

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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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ALT Observes 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

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.

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Former Refugee Opens Dream Restaurant

Haregu Bahtu a former West Broad Farmers Market vendor, just opened up her own restaurant, Mannaweenta Ethiopian in August. Published December 8, 2015 in Red & Black Newspaper http://www.redandblack.com/culture/former-refugee-opens-dream-restaurant/article_7abb4e6a-9d14-11e5-8993-dbdcdcded049.html

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Camp DIG 2015

We wrapped up our first Camp DIG program on Friday, July 17th and we couldn’t be more thrilled at having had the opportunity to bring new experiences and education to ACC students. Camp DIG (Dream, Investigate, Grow) was a Monday through Friday summer camp from July 6th-18th for 25 students aged 7 to 14. The camp […]

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ALT Dines Out

On Sunday, May 17th, members of the Athens Land Trust joined us at a special dining event at the The National downtown. Chef Peter Dale prepared a special locally-grown meal and Willa Fambrough of ICookie_ForYou baked a delicious dessert. The proceeds from this event will be used to support projects at the West Broad Market […]

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