Second Saturday Community Farm Work Days
Every Second Saturday of the month 10am – 1pm @ 235 Northside Drive
Resuming in March 2016!
Located just two miles from downtown Athens, the Williams Farm is an oasis in the city where ALT staff, community members, and volunteers work together to grow produce, flowers, and herbs for our weekly farmers markets and CSA program, as well as for donations to local food banks and soup kitchens. With your help Williams Farm hopes to grow and market affordable food products to residents and businesses in the community, serve as a model whereby the community will be able to learn about the importance of sustainable farming, a provide employment and skill-building opportunities to at-risk youth and low-income people. Come on out to your local Urban Farm and give us a helping hand in making our community a better place through sustainable agriculture.
West Broad Farmers Market Set-up
Every Saturday, (April – Dec.), 8am-2pm @ 1573 West Broad Street
We are looking for folks who would be willing to volunteer at our West Broad Farmers Market. Our Market is a community-driven, education-oriented, weekly farmers market that supports local economic development & community wellness. We need volunteers to assist with setting up tables and tents for vendors, volunteer in the garden, provide support for our educational programming and to support our local farmers, cooks, and vendors by shopping with us! Any volunteers would be greatly appreciated; volunteers who could commit to assisting on a weekly basis would be extra awesome. People interested in sustainability, food justice, event planning, community development, local food systems, gardening or generally helping your community may find special interest in this market.
Gardening at the West Broad Market Garden
Weekdays, 10am-1pm @ 1573 West Broad Street
We are looking for members of the community who would like to come and lend a helping hand at our West Broad Market Garden! Volunteers would be helping us with farms tasks such as planting, weeding, harvesting etc. It is a great opportunity to learn about farming, give back to your community or to just get out into nature and enjoy the sunshine!
Gardening at the Williams Farm
Monday-Thursday 9:30am-4pm @ 235 Northside Drive
We are looking for members of the community who would like to come and lend a helping hand at our Williams Farm! Volunteers would be helping us with farms tasks such as planting, weeding, harvesting etc. It is a great opportunity to learn about farming, give back to your community or to just get out into nature and enjoy the sunshine!
Individuals or groups interested in helping with any of the projects listed below are encouraged to contact our volunteer coordinator, Dave Chamberlin.
What: Trash Pick-up & Trail Maintenance
Where: 5 Acre Woods
Description: 5 Acre woods is a conservation easement held by Athens Land Trust right here in the Athens community. Join us for a day of trail maintenance and trash pick-up in this urban forest and important bird habitat.
For more information, please contact
VISTA Volunteer Coordinator