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!
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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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Open House & Ribbon Cutting: Dublin St

Join us on 6/25 to celebrate the completion of Dublin Street Phase I with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a tour of the homes!

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Juneteenth Cookout & Celebration

Join us on 06/22 at the West Broad Farmers Market for an exciting lineup of activities, music, an art auction, and family fun at the 2024 Juneteenth Cookout!

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Housing & Financial Literacy Workshops

Sign up for a free workshop to learn about a variety of financial topics, including borrowing, credit cards, rental rights, and more.

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Free Diapers for Families in Need

We're proud to partner with the Athens Area Diaper Bank. Click here to learn about about free diapers for West Broad residents in need.

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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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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.

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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.

Upcoming Events
Jun
24
Mon
5:00 pm Tomato Pruning Workshop
Tomato Pruning Workshop
Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tomato Pruning Workshop @ Williams Farm
The next offering in Athens Land Trust’s Williams Farm Workshop Series is a Tomato Pruning Workshop! This workshop, led by Community Agriculture Director Sydney Buffington, will teach participants about tomato pruning, trellising, and care.This will be a hands-on learning experience and every participant will get a free tomato plant to take home.It will be held, ... Read more
Jun
25
Tue
4:00 pm Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ce...
Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ce...
Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
We are pleased to announce that the first phase of construction at Dublin St. is nearly complete, and with it three new permanently affordable homes that will be added to Athens’ supply of housing for low- and moderate-income families.  Eventually, a total of eight homes will grace the wooded lots nestled into the East Athens ... Read more
5:00 pm The West Broad Farmers Market at...
The West Broad Farmers Market at...
Jun 25 @ 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.
Jun
26
Wed
5:30 pm Affordable Housing Info Session ...
Affordable Housing Info Session ...
Jun 26 @ 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
Jun
29
Sat
9:30 am Homebuyer Education Class: June
Homebuyer Education Class: June
Jun 29 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
June session, parts one and two: 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 Saturdays during the same month from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Registrants must attend BOTH sessions to receive their class ... Read more
11:00 am The West Broad Farmers Market
The West Broad Farmers Market
Jun 29 @ 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.
Jul
9
Tue
12:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session ...
Affordable Housing Info Session ...
Jul 9 @ 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...
Jul 9 @ 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.
Jul
13
Sat
11:00 am The West Broad Farmers Market
The West Broad Farmers Market
Jul 13 @ 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.
Jul
15
Mon
5:00 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Jul 15 @ 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.
Jul
20
Sat
9:30 am Homebuyer Education Class: July
Homebuyer Education Class: July
Jul 20 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
July session, parts one and two: 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 Saturdays during the same month from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Registrants must attend BOTH sessions to receive their class ... Read more
9:30 am Homebuyer Education Class: July
Homebuyer Education Class: July
Jul 20 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
July session, parts one and two: 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 Saturdays during the same month from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Registrants must attend BOTH sessions to receive their class ... Read more
11:00 am The West Broad Farmers Market
The West Broad Farmers Market
Jul 20 @ 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.
Jul
23
Tue
5:00 pm The West Broad Farmers Market at...
The West Broad Farmers Market at...
Jul 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.

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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