Here are some like-minded and friendly folks that you might be interested in learning about:
Historic Boulevard Neighborhood Association
The organization of home owners and business owners in the neighborhood that we are lucky enough to call home.
The biggest advocates for organic and sustainable living in Georgia.
Athens Farmers Market
Saturdays at Bishop Park and Wednesdays in front of City Hall.
Athens Locally Grown
An online Farmers Market that lets you shop for locally produced goods barefoot on the couch.
Athens Land Trust and West Broad Market Garden
The Land Trust sets aside land through easements for conservation. The market garden is one of their projects that helps to provide fresh foods to lower income neighborhoods. Join them one Saturday a month and on Tuesday afternoons for fresh produce, cooking demos, music, and educational opportunities.
Southern Foodways Alliance
An organization dedicated to recording the stories behind the food traditions of the South. Check out their books, the Cornbread Nation series.
Keep Athens Clarke County Beautiful An organization that educates and empowers citizens and businesses with the resources to take action as environmental stewards of litter prevention, waste reduction, and beautification. They awarded us Beautiful Business of the Year for 2013 in a tie with Ted’s Most Best.
Athens Clarke Heritage Foundation The ACHF seeks to be a prominent force in the development of understanding and appreciation of the value of historic buildings, neighborhoods, and heritage in our community. They awarded us their Excellence in Community Revitalization award in 2012 for the renovations we did to our space, a former car repair lot, and originally an Amoco built in the ’60’s.
Slow Food Greater Athens Started in Italy to fight against the looming takeover of fast food restaurants, Slow Food has become an international force. Our local Athens chapter focuses on providing access to sustainably produced, harvested and prepared food in the greater Athens area. They strive to educate consumers about the economic, social and health benefits of locally grown food. They provide events and outreach programs to bring together business, academic and service institutions in the greater Athens area to ensure equity, sustainability and pleasure in the food we eat.
Urban Sanctuary Spa Our wonderful neighbor across the street provides delightful spa services 7 days a week. Ranging from massage & facials to pedicures & waxing, they provide a serene atmosphere in a renovated church to relax your day away. All of their products use natural & organic ingredients. If you stop in at the spa and come to join us for a meal or a glass of wine after, be sure to mention you were there for a 10% off discount.
Eco Focus Film Festival This annual spring festival provides the community with a chance to view a diverse array of high quality and provocative films about our environment. This event is just one of the events that makes Athens a special place to live. We look forward to supporting them each year.
@My_Athens My Athens is an Instagram driven art project that allows citizens of this wonderful city to share with others what they think is most beautiful about our city.