Land for Conservation and Community

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

Harvest Moon is an autumn farm-to-table dinner in a beautiful setting that supports the work and mission of Athens Land Trust. This year’s Harvest Moon Dinner will take place on Sunday, October 13th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the picturesque Williams Farm at 235 Northside Dr, Athens, GA 30601.

The West Broad Farmers Market is geared towards building a neighborhood-based economy by providing a retail space for under-served farmers and food-based small business owners. On any given Saturday morning, you can find fresh produce, baked goods, local artisans, fresh cut flowers, live music, wifi, cooking demos, sustainable gardening workshops, yoga in the garden, and more!

A Farm Share is a great way to incorporate fresh local produce into your diet, and to support small farmers in your community. You pay the full cost of your Farm Share at the beginning of a season, and then you pick up your weekly box of food at either the West Broad Farmers Market (Saturdays) or Williams Farm (Wednesdays or Fridays).

Our Farm Share is a relationship between our farmer network and our customers, or Farm Share “members.” By purchasing a Farm Share membership, you will be supporting local businesses.

Join us for the 2019 Grow Your Farm Business Course, presented by Athens Land Trust and the Georgia’s Farmers Market Association. This course is designed for new and beginning farmers that want to start or grow a farm business!

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With land that is community-owned and driven by community interests, our goal is to create healthy communities and forge partnerships to effect positive change across Athens, Georgia.

What is a Land Trust?

Athens Land Trust is a Community Land Trust (CLT). “CLTs are nonprofit organizations—governed by a board of CLT residents, community residents and public representatives—that provide lasting community assets and permanently affordable housing opportunities for families and communities.

CLTs develop rural and urban agriculture projects, commercial spaces to serve local communities, affordable rental and cooperative housing projects, and conserve land or urban green spaces.

However, the heart of their work is the creation homes that remain permanently affordable, providing successful homeownership opportunities for generations of lower income families.”

What's Happening at ALT

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Harvest Moon 2019

This year’s Harvest Moon Dinner will take place on Sunday, October 13th, 2019 at the picturesque Williams Farm. Tickets available now!

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Fall Farm Share: Early Bird Special

Fall Farm Share starts next month! From now through August 31st, save $25 on your Share with the Early Bird Special! Now featuring full & 1/2 shares!

Small Business Community Revolving Loan Foan Info Session (1)

Learn About Our
Small Business Fund

Join us for an info session on our micro loans available to minority small business owners!

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Coming This Fall: Grow Your Farm Business

Join us for the 2019 Grow Your Farm Business Course! This course is for new and beginning farmers that want to start or grow a farm business.

Upcoming Events
Aug
28
Wed
10:00 am Small Business Fund Info Session
Small Business Fund Info Session
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Come learn about our small business loan! A community revolving loan fund (CRLF) is an economic development tool in which a pool of money is used for the purpose of making loans to individuals and businesses in the community. As loans are repaid by the borrowers, the money is returned to the loan fund, creating ... Read more
Sep
10
Tue
12:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm
Are you interested in learning more about homeownership opportunities through Athens Land Trust? Anyone interested in Athens Land Trust’s Affordable Housing Program will get an overview of the program, have the opportunity to ask any questions and complete an application. There are two sessions per month on the second Tuesday at 12:00 noon and fourth ... Read more
Sep
14
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Sep 14 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
To register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page.  
Sep
23
Mon
5:30 pm Grow Your Farm Business Course
Grow Your Farm Business Course
Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for the 2019 Grow Your Farm Business Course, presented by Athens Land Trust and the Georgia’s Farmers Market Association. This course is designed for new and beginning farmers that want to start or grow a farm business. Click the link below to reserve your spot in this 6-week course!   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFGw-4Gca71XPZtT1NSJczpwTYqKBSVUgO7J3B-Rk-UKPYKQ/viewform
Sep
24
Tue
6:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm
Are you interested in learning more about homeownership opportunities through Athens Land Trust? Anyone interested in Athens Land Trust’s Affordable Housing Program will get an overview of the program, have the opportunity to ask any questions and complete an application. There are two sessions per month on the second Tuesday at 12:00 noon and fourth ... Read more
Sep
25
Wed
10:00 am Small Business Fund Info Session
Small Business Fund Info Session
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Come learn about our small business loan! A community revolving loan fund (CRLF) is an economic development tool in which a pool of money is used for the purpose of making loans to individuals and businesses in the community. As loans are repaid by the borrowers, the money is returned to the loan fund, creating ... Read more
Sep
30
Mon
5:30 pm Grow Your Farm Business Course
Grow Your Farm Business Course
Sep 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for the 2019 Grow Your Farm Business Course, presented by Athens Land Trust and the Georgia’s Farmers Market Association. This course is designed for new and beginning farmers that want to start or grow a farm business. Click the link below to reserve your spot in this 6-week course!   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFGw-4Gca71XPZtT1NSJczpwTYqKBSVUgO7J3B-Rk-UKPYKQ/viewform
Oct
7
Mon
5:30 pm Grow Your Farm Business Course
Grow Your Farm Business Course
Oct 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for the 2019 Grow Your Farm Business Course, presented by Athens Land Trust and the Georgia’s Farmers Market Association. This course is designed for new and beginning farmers that want to start or grow a farm business. Click the link below to reserve your spot in this 6-week course!   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFGw-4Gca71XPZtT1NSJczpwTYqKBSVUgO7J3B-Rk-UKPYKQ/viewform
Oct
8
Tue
12:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm
Are you interested in learning more about homeownership opportunities through Athens Land Trust? Anyone interested in Athens Land Trust’s Affordable Housing Program will get an overview of the program, have the opportunity to ask any questions and complete an application. There are two sessions per month on the second Tuesday at 12:00 noon and fourth ... Read more

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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