Land for Conservation and Community

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

Join us Saturday, December 14th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for music, kids activities, local artisans, craft makers, culinary enthusiasts, and local vendors! This is the perfect opportunity to shop for your loved ones this holiday season. This is also our last market and celebration at the historic West Broad School. Please help us celebrate the legacy of 1573 West Broad Street and what it means to the community. with a Mardi Gras style send-off parade and commemoration ceremony!

The West Broad Farmers Market is geared towards building a neighborhood-based economy by providing a retail space for under-served farmers and food-based small business owners. On any given Saturday morning, you can find fresh produce, baked goods, local artisans, fresh cut flowers, live music, wifi, cooking demos, sustainable gardening workshops, yoga in the garden, and more!

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With land that is community-owned and driven by community interests, our goal is to create healthy communities and forge partnerships to effect positive change across Athens, Georgia.

What is a Land Trust?

Athens Land Trust is a Community Land Trust (CLT). “CLTs are nonprofit organizations—governed by a board of CLT residents, community residents and public representatives—that provide lasting community assets and permanently affordable housing opportunities for families and communities.

CLTs develop rural and urban agriculture projects, commercial spaces to serve local communities, affordable rental and cooperative housing projects, and conserve land or urban green spaces.

However, the heart of their work is the creation homes that remain permanently affordable, providing successful homeownership opportunities for generations of lower income families.”

What's Happening at ALT

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2019 Gingerbread House Competition!

Help support the Athens Gingerbread Guild and the Young Urban Builders by attending the 2nd annual Gingerbread House Competition, which is now open!

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Art 4 ALT Benefit

Come support the ALT/Kenney Ridge home construction fund for Miss Turice! Join us Wed, Dec 11 at 160 Tracy St, Unit 8 (mprint office next to Canopy), 3:00-6:30 PM. Click above to learn more!

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Holiday Market and Craft Fair

The Holiday Market and Craft Fair will be held December 14, 2019 at West Broad Farmers Market.

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Be a Vendor at the Holiday Market!

If you are interested in being a vendor at the Holiday Market and Craft fair, click the image above!

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Learn About our Homeownership Program!

Interested in learning more about ALT's Homeownership program?Attend an Affordable Housing info session to learn more and apply!

Volunteers

Interested in Volunteering?

To sign-up for a Recurring Volunteer Event, select the event and shift on our Volunteer Calendar. Stay tuned for updates on our special volunteer events!

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2020 MLK Day of Service

Join us Monday, January 20 for "A Day On and Not a Day Off" at the city-wide MLK Day of Service and Celebration! Stay tuned for the locations of our available service sites.

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2020 Green Life Expo & Awards Ceremony

Help us honor our 2020 conservation awardees at the Green Life Expo & Awards on February 29, 2020! More event details are coming soon!

Upcoming Events
Dec
10
Tue
12:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
Dec 10 @ 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. There are two sessions per month on the second Tuesday at 12:00 noon and fourth ... Read more
Dec
11
Wed
3:00 pm Art 4 ALT Benefit Show
Art 4 ALT Benefit Show
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Art 4 ALT Benefit Show @ 160 Tracy St, Unit 8 (mprint office next to Canopy)
Join us and the generous Jessica Magnarella for an Art 4 ALT benefit event! The event takes place on Wed, Dec 11 at 160 Tracy St, Unit 8 (mprint office next to Canopy), 3:00-6:30 PM.
Dec
14
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Dec 14 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
To register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page.  
9:00 am Holiday Market
Holiday Market
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Holiday Market @ West Broad Farmers Market & Garden
Join us Saturday, December 15th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for live music, kids’ activities, local artisans, craft makers, culinary enthusiasts, and local vendors at the annual Holiday Market and Craft Fair! This is the perfect opportunity to shop for your loved ones this holiday season. This is also our last market and celebration ... Read more
Jan
14
Tue
12:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
Jan 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. There are two sessions per month on the second Tuesday at 12:00 noon and fourth ... Read more
Jan
20
Mon
all-day 2020 MLK Day of Service
2020 MLK Day of Service
Jan 20 all-day
Athens MLK Day of Service is an annual celebration in support of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday and commitment to service. In 1994, Congress made the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday an official day of service. Athens, Georgia is one of the thousands of cities across the United States that decided to make ... Read more
Jan
28
Tue
6:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
Jan 28 @ 6:00 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. There are two sessions per month on the second Tuesday at 12:00 noon and fourth ... Read more
Feb
11
Tue
12:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
Feb 11 @ 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. There are two sessions per month on the second Tuesday at 12:00 noon and fourth ... Read more
Feb
25
Tue
6:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
Feb 25 @ 6:00 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. There are two sessions per month on the second Tuesday at 12:00 noon and fourth ... Read more

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

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