Land for Conservation and Community

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

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.

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.

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.

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What's Happening

Please note: The Athens Land Trust office is closed until further notice due to the pandemic. Check the Upcoming Events tab for more information!

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2021 COVID-19 Relief Application Available

Emergency applications for COVID-19 relief are available on our website, and on our porch (685 North Pope Street) for pick-up. Please click here for more information.

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Seeking Interns for Summer and Fall of 2021

We are seeking interns in our Affordable Housing, Community Agriculture, and Conservation Departments for the summer and fall. Click here for more information!

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New Homebuyer Education Course Dates

Registration for 2021 dates of our online HUD-certified Homebuyer Education Course are now available!

Welcome to the West Broad Farmers Market

Shop the West Broad Farmers Market!

The West Broad Farmers Market is back for the 2021 season, with online and phone ordering and drive-thru pick-up!

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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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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.

Upcoming Events
Jun
19
Sat
11:00 am Juneteenth Celebration at the We...
Juneteenth Celebration at the We...
Jun 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us Saturday, June 19th from 11 to 2 at West Broad Farmers Market and Garden for our Annual Juneteenth Celebration! We have an exciting line-up of activities, live music, and performances the whole family will enjoy. We will also have plenty of fresh produce and artisan goods from local farmers and vendors (with double ... Read more
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Jun 19 @ 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.
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.
Jun
22
Tue
2:00 pm Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Jun 22 @ 2:00 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
Jun
26
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Jun 26 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Due to the threat of the COVID-19 Virus, the Homebuyer Education Course will be moved online. 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...
Jun 26 @ 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.
Jul
10
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Jul 10 @ 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.
Jul
13
Tue
12:00 pm Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Jul 13 @ 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
Jul
17
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Jul 17 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Due to the threat of the COVID-19 Virus, the Homebuyer Education Course will be moved online. 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...
Jul 17 @ 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.

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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