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 Office Reopened to the Public

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!

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 2021 so far!

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 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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Summer 2021 Newsletter Out Now!

The latest edition of our print newsletter is now out. Learn what we have been up to this spring and summer. Click here to read it!

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Available Homes for New Homeowners in Athens

There are currently five homes available for purchase for first-time homeowners in Athens-Clarke County through our Affordable Housing Program. Click here for more information and requirements.

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Accepting Internship Applications for Fall

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

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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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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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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!

Upcoming Events
Aug
7
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Aug 7 @ 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.
Aug
10
Tue
12:00 pm Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Aug 10 @ 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
Aug
14
Sat
11:00 am Summer of Fun Celebration at the...
Summer of Fun Celebration at the...
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us Saturday, August 14th from 11 to 2 at West Broad Farmers Market and Garden for the Summer of Fun 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 ... Read more
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Aug 14 @ 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.
Aug
16
Mon
5:30 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Aug 16 @ 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.
Aug
21
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Aug 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
The Homebuyer Education Course is currently hosted online via Zoom. For more information and to register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page. Classes are typically held on Saturdays, with occasional exceptions. Please stay tuned for details of in-person Homebuyer Education Course opportunities in 2021 and 2022.  
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Aug 21 @ 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.
Aug
24
Tue
2:00 pm Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Aug 24 @ 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
Aug
28
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Aug 28 @ 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.
Sep
4
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Sep 4 @ 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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