About ALT
Land for Conservation and Community

Athens Land Trust preserves, protects, and strengthens the fabric of the community through education and the stewardship of land for purposes of affordable housing, conservation, agriculture, and economic development.

About ALT
Read Our Latest Newsletter!
Read Our Latest Newsletter!

The latest edition of our print newsletter is now available. Click here for program updates, feature stories, and to learn what we've accomplished in 2023!

Read Our Latest Newsletter!
Introducing the Athens Energy Opportunity Program
Introducing the Athens Energy Opportunity Program

With the cost of energy on the rise, many Athens residents are feeling the burden of higher bills. The Athens Energy Opportunity Program aims to educate community members on Weatherization, Energy, Home Repairs, Utility Rebates, Solar Installation, and other services.

Introducing the Athens Energy Opportunity Program
The West Broad Farmers Market Returns!

You can find the West Broad Farmers Market on Tuesdays from 5 to 8 PM at Athentic Brewing Company in Normaltown and Saturdays from 11 AM to 2 PM in the West Broad neighborhood!

The West Broad Farmers Market Returns!
Grow Your Business Workshops
Grow Your Business Spring Workshop Series

Athens Land Trust is excited to host this course designed to help budding entrepreneurs develop their business and for existing business owners to grow their business. Thanks to funding through the ACC Community Development Block Grant, there is no cost to participate. Our goal is to have registrants attend every course date to take full advantage of this free offering, as well as to develop a written business plan for their business. Workshops will be part-lecture and part in-class work to give attendees time to develop strong business plans and strategies. Meetings will also feature local guest speakers.

Grow Your Business Workshops
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What's Happening

The Athens Land Trust office is open to the public during our standard business hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

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The Upcountry Oyster Roast Returns!

Jon us April 14 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Athentic Brewing Co to celebrate our 30th anniversary at the Upcountry Oyster Roast!

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Spring Workshop Series Kicks off in February

Our free workshop series for budding entrepreneurs developing their business and for existing business owners who want to grow their business starts soon!

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Learn About Our Homeownership Program!

Are you ready to become our next first-time homeowner? Affordable Housing Info Sessions are offered twice a month. Click here for Session dates.

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The West Broad Farmers Market

The 2024 market season kicks off April 20. We are now accepting applications from local farmers, growers, bakers, and makers.

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Homebuyer Education Class Dates

Our HUD-certified class will prepare you for becoming a first-time homeowner in Georgia. Click here for dates and more info.

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Volunteer With Us!

We are seeking some helping hands with volunteer opportunities in our Community Agriculture and Conservation programs this spring. Click here for more info.

Upcoming Events
Apr
22
Mon
all-day Earth Day: Office Closed
Earth Day: Office Closed
Apr 22 all-day
Athens Land Trust will be closed for business on Monday, April 22 in observance of Earth Day. We will resume our regular hours of operation (Monday through Friday, 9 Am to 5 PM) on Tuesday, April 23.
Apr
23
Tue
5:00 pm The West Broad Farmers Market at...
The West Broad Farmers Market at...
Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The West Broad Farmers Market at Athentic Brewing @ Athentic Brewing Company
Join us for a pint on the patio every second and fourth Tuesday evening at Athentic brewing Company! Shop with your fave WBFM vendors from 5 to 8 PM. You can look forward to fresh produce, delicious local fare, rare plants, artisan goods, and the best local brews from the team at Athentic.
Apr
24
Wed
5:30 pm Affordable Housing Info Session ...
Affordable Housing Info Session ...
Apr 24 @ 5:30 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. Register online or call 706-613-0122. Starting in February of 2023, info sessions on the 2nd ... Read more
Apr
27
Sat
9:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Apr 27 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Homebuyer Education Workshops are held at the Athens Land Trust office located at 685 N. Pope St., Athens, GA 30601. The workshop is split into two sessions held on consecutive Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Registrants must attend BOTH sessions to receive their class certificate. The classes are grouped together in the Custom ... Read more
11:00 am The West Broad Farmers Market
The West Broad Farmers Market
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The West Broad Farmers Market is back, now at our new location! Find us every Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM at Rocksprings Park under the picnic shelter.
May
4
Sat
9:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
May 4 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Homebuyer Education Workshops are held at the Athens Land Trust office located at 685 N. Pope St., Athens, GA 30601. The workshop is split into two sessions held on consecutive Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Registrants must attend BOTH sessions to receive their class certificate. The classes are grouped together in the Custom ... Read more
11:00 am The West Broad Farmers Market
The West Broad Farmers Market
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The West Broad Farmers Market is back, now at our new location! Find us every Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM at Rocksprings Park under the picnic shelter.
May
11
Sat
11:00 am The West Broad Farmers Market
The West Broad Farmers Market
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The West Broad Farmers Market is back, now at our new location! Find us every Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM at Rocksprings Park under the picnic shelter.
May
14
Tue
12:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session ...
Affordable Housing Info Session ...
May 14 @ 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. Register online or call 706-613-0122. Starting in February of 2023, info sessions on the 2nd ... Read more
5:00 pm The West Broad Farmers Market at...
The West Broad Farmers Market at...
May 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The West Broad Farmers Market at Athentic Brewing @ Athentic Brewing Company
Join us for a pint on the patio every second and fourth Tuesday evening at Athentic brewing Company! Shop with your fave WBFM vendors from 5 to 8 PM. You can look forward to fresh produce, delicious local fare, rare plants, artisan goods, and the best local brews from the team at Athentic.
May
18
Sat
11:00 am The West Broad Farmers Market
The West Broad Farmers Market
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The West Broad Farmers Market is back, now at our new location! Find us every Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM at Rocksprings Park under the picnic shelter.
May
20
Mon
5:00 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
May 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Our Board meets on the third Monday of each month at 5:00 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
22
Wed
5:30 pm Affordable Housing Info Session ...
Affordable Housing Info Session ...
May 22 @ 5:30 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. Register online or call 706-613-0122. Starting in February of 2023, info sessions on the 2nd ... Read more
May
25
Sat
11:00 am The West Broad Farmers Market
The West Broad Farmers Market
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The West Broad Farmers Market is back, now at our new location! Find us every Saturday from 11 AM to 2 PM at Rocksprings Park under the picnic shelter.
May
28
Tue
5:00 pm The West Broad Farmers Market at...
The West Broad Farmers Market at...
May 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The West Broad Farmers Market at Athentic Brewing @ Athentic Brewing Company
Join us for a pint on the patio every second and fourth Tuesday evening at Athentic brewing Company! Shop with your fave WBFM vendors from 5 to 8 PM. You can look forward to fresh produce, delicious local fare, rare plants, artisan goods, and the best local brews from the team at Athentic.

Help Us Sustain Healthy Communities

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

Our Impact

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


acres of farmland, forests, wetlands, and other lands permanently protected across Georgia through conservation easements

low-to-moderate income families have become first-time homeowners
permanently affordable, energy efficient single-family homes built or substantially rehabilitated in historically Black neighborhoods

affordable rental units developed for extremely low- to low-income households
volunteer hours served by 139 volunteers as of November 2023​

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We’re right off Prince Ave, a few blocks from downtown, in a light blue house up on Pope Street.

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