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.

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 amazing 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.

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID restrictions, we are so excited to announce the return of the Fall Festival! This family favorite event features music and entertainment, a pie baking contest (with prizes for winners), mini pumpkin painting, trick or treating, kids' activities, plus usual farmers market activities and tons of community fun! Costumes are welcome!

Shop fresh 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 Thursdays at 1PM, 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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Please note: The Athens Land Trust office is now open to the public during our standard business hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. In efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19, all visitors to the office are required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. We thank you in advance for your cooperation! 

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Now Hiring For Our Youth Programs

The Young Urban Farmers and Young Urban Builders programs are all hiring for the fall 2022 semester! Click here to learn more and download an application.

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Join Us for the Fall Festival at the Market!

Join us October 22 from 11 AM to 2 PM for the return of the Fall Festival! music and entertainment, a pie baking contest, mini pumpkin painting, kids' activities, plus usual farmers market activities and tons of community fun!

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Fall Grow Your Business Workshop Series

Our FREE online Grow Your Business Workshop Series kicks off on October 4th! Click here to learn all the details.

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Shop the West Broad Farmers Market

Place your online order with the West Broad Farmers Market for pick-up on Saturdays from 11:30 to 1:30!

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Volunteer With Us!

We are seeking some helping hands with volunteer opportunities at the West Broad Farmers Market and at Williams Farm. Click here to sign up!

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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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Homebuyer Education Course Dates

Our 8-hour, HUD-Certified Homebuyer Education Course will now be hosted in person. click here for more information.

Upcoming Events
Oct
4
Tue
5:30 pm Grow Your Business Workshop Series
Grow Your Business Workshop Series
Oct 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Athens Land Trust is excited to host this course designed to help budding entrepreneurs develop their businesses and for existing business owners to grow their businesses. 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 ... Read more
Oct
6
Thu
4:00 pm Financial Literacy and Budgeting...
Financial Literacy and Budgeting...
Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us for an online workshop to learn the basics of credit, budgeting, and financial literacy! In our Financial Literacy Budget Basics course, you will discover: – How to Create a Budget – Budgeting and Tracking of Expenses – Assessing needs versus wants – Managing Debt and Recognizing how to Avoid Overspending – Savings Note: ... Read more
Oct
8
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Oct 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
The Market is open for shopping each week from Sunday at 5pm to Thursday at 1pm, with drive through (or walk/bike through!) pick-up on Saturdays from 11:30 to 1:30! Shop online at wbfm.locallygrown.net or give us a call at 706-765-4020.
Oct
11
Tue
12:00 pm Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm
Update: Due to the threat of COVID-19 to our community, Affordable Housing Information Sessions will be moved online until it is safe to host public gatherings again. 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 ... Read more
5:30 pm Grow Your Business Workshop Series
Grow Your Business Workshop Series
Oct 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Athens Land Trust is excited to host this course designed to help budding entrepreneurs develop their businesses and for existing business owners to grow their businesses. 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 ... Read more
Oct
15
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Oct 15 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
The Homebuyer Education Course will take place via Zoom. For more information and to register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page. Classes are typically held on Saturdays, with occasional exceptions.  
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Oct 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
The Market is open for shopping each week from Sunday at 5pm to Thursday at 1pm, with drive through (or walk/bike through!) pick-up on Saturdays from 11:30 to 1:30! Shop online at wbfm.locallygrown.net or give us a call at 706-765-4020.
Oct
17
Mon
5:30 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Oct 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. Please note: The June board meeting will take place on June ... Read more
Oct
18
Tue
5:30 pm Grow Your Business Workshop Series
Grow Your Business Workshop Series
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Athens Land Trust is excited to host this course designed to help budding entrepreneurs develop their businesses and for existing business owners to grow their businesses. 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 ... Read more
Oct
22
Sat
9:00 am Morris Brown College Financial N...
Morris Brown College Financial N...
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Through a HUD grant, Morris Brown College has teamed up with Athens Land Trust, a HUD-Certified Housing Counseling agency to offer financial literacy to the entire MBC family, and the greater Atlanta community. Note: The Atlanta Locations and Zoom confirmations will be sent to those registered closer to the workshop date. Here are the course ... Read more

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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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