Land for Conservation and Community

Athens Land Trust conserves, empowers, & sustains communities through responsible and visionary land use.

We are happy to announce that the West Broad Garden has found a new home on the corner of Waddell St. and Rocksprings st., just behind the Athens Housing Authority. The West Broad Garden is a one-way Athens Land Trust that achieves its mission to increase access to fresh, healthy, affordable food, promote sustainable agriculture, and support economic entrepreneurial opportunities for underserved youth and adults.

To celebrate and support the new West Broad Garden, the Athens Land Trust has started a raised bed sponsorship program. By sponsoring one of the raised beds that will be used in the garden, you are contributing to the continued legacy of the garden and championing the efforts of the Athens Land Trust to reduce poverty and conserve land for future generations.

Fall is here! Shop fall produce, baked goods, prepared foods, arts and crafts, fresh cut flowers, meat and dairy products, and more through the West Broad Farmers Market online at wbfm.locallygrown.net or call us to place an order over the phone at 706-765-4020! We accept orders from Sundays at 5 PM through Thursday sat 41PM, and you can pick up your order on Saturdays from 11:30 to 1:30 in our drive-through (or bike -through and walk-through!) market.

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What's Happening

Please note: The Athens Land Trust office is closed and all public events are cancelled until further notice. All in-person classes, gatherings, and other events have been cancelled, postponed, or moved online due to the pandemic. Check the Upcoming Events tab for more information!

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Introducing the Williams Farm Incubator Program

We are excited to announce the Williams Farm Incubator Program, which helps beginning farmers hone their skills and develop independent sustainable farm businesses. Click here to learn more!

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Annual Meeting & Giving Tuesday Celebration

Join us on Tuesday, December 1 for our Annual Meeting and Giving Tuesday Celebration! Due to the pandemic, the event will take place via Zoom. Click here to RSVP!

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Now Hiring: Young Urban Farmers Program

We are currently accepting applications for one of our work-based learning programs, the Young Urban Farmers. Click here to learn more and apply!

Welcome to the West Broad Farmers Market

Shop the West Broad Farmers Market Online!

The West Broad Farmers Market is back, now with online and phone ordering and drive-through (or bike and walk-through) pickup at our new location! Click here for all the details!

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Learn About Our Homeownership Program!

Due to the threat of COVID-19 to our community, Affordable Housing Info Sessions have been moved online. Click here for Info Session dates.

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The Marissa Joyner Family Scholarship Fund

Marissa Joyner was a warrior for the community with a huge heart and radiant spirit. In honor of all the good Marissa has done for the Athens community, this scholarship fund has been established for her two boys.

Upcoming Events
Nov
26
Thu
all-day Athens Land Trust Closed
Athens Land Trust Closed
Nov 26 – Nov 27 all-day
Athens Land Trust will be closed for business on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The West Broad Farmers Market will also be closed on Saturday, November 28. We will resume operations remotely on Monday, November 30. Our office will remain closed to the public for the foreseeable future due ... Read more
Dec
1
Tue
6:00 pm Annual Meeting & Giving Tuesday ...
Annual Meeting & Giving Tuesday ...
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Annual Meeting is a time for all members to come together and commemorate the year, celebrate our accomplishments, and receive important news and updates. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Annual Meeting has been moved online. Please join us on December 1st at 6:00 p.m. on Zoom via phone or video for the ... Read more
Dec
12
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Dec 12 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
To register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page.  
Dec
21
Mon
5:30 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Dec 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Our Board meets on the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Board Meetings are open to the public, and anyone who wishes to attend can contact Hannah Johnson at hannah@athenslandtrust.org for the meeting link. This meeting will take place virtually via Zoom.
Jan
18
Mon
5:30 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Jan 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Our Board meets on the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Board Meetings are open to the public, and anyone who wishes to attend can contact Hannah Johnson at hannah@athenslandtrust.org for the meeting link. This meeting will take place virtually via Zoom.
Feb
15
Mon
5:30 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Feb 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Our Board meets on the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Board Meetings are open to the public, and anyone who wishes to attend can contact Hannah Johnson at hannah@athenslandtrust.org for the meeting link. This meeting will take place virtually via Zoom.
Mar
15
Mon
5:30 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Mar 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Our Board meets on the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Board Meetings are open to the public, and anyone who wishes to attend can contact Hannah Johnson at hannah@athenslandtrust.org for the meeting link. This meeting will take place virtually via Zoom.
Apr
19
Mon
5:30 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Apr 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Our Board meets on the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Board Meetings are open to the public, and anyone who wishes to attend can contact Hannah Johnson at hannah@athenslandtrust.org for the meeting link. This meeting will take place virtually via Zoom.
May
17
Mon
5:30 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
May 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Our Board meets on the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Board Meetings are open to the public, and anyone who wishes to attend can contact Hannah Johnson at hannah@athenslandtrust.org for the meeting link. This meeting will take place virtually via Zoom.
Jun
21
Mon
5:30 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Jun 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Our Board meets on the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Board Meetings are open to the public, and anyone who wishes to attend can contact Hannah Johnson at hannah@athenslandtrust.org for the meeting link. This meeting will take place virtually via Zoom.

Help Us Create Healthy Communities

Your donation supports the causes of food justice, land conservation, affordable housing, and economic opportunity for all.

Our Impact

With over two decades of work with the Athens community, together we’ve made significant progress toward improving access, health, and wealth.


acres permanently protected by ALT conservation easements

families have become first-time homeowners

volunteer hours across all ALT programs in the past year

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