Land for Conservation and Community

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

Marissa Joyner Scholarship Fund

In honor of all the good Marissa Joyner has done for the Athens community, this scholarship fund has been established for her two boys. The entirety of your donation in her honor will go toward supporting Marissa’s sons.

2019 MLK Day of Service

Save the Date: MLK Day of Service is January 19, 2019!

Athens Land Trust Farmer Network Annual Meeting

Join us at the annual Farmer Network Meeting on January 14, 2019 to network with other farmers and get updates on our 2019 programs!

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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

Holiday Market & Craft Fair

Join us for handmade crafts, artisan goods, and great company at our annual holiday market!

Community Revolving Loan Fund Info Session

Please join us for an info session on the Community Revolving Loan Fund.

Benevolence Market

Join us Sunday, December 16 at the 24th annual Benevolence Market at First Presbyterian Church.

ALT Farmer Network Annual Meeting

Come network with other farmers and learn about our 2019 programs!

2019 MLK Day of Service

Save the Date: MLK Day of Service is on January 21st, 2019.

Volunteer with Us

Learn about volunteer opportunities at Williams Farm, West Broad Market Garden, and more!

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Boulevard Woods

Learn More about Boulevard Woods Community Park.

Friends of the Greenway in Athens, GA

Learn about Friends of the Greenway!

Upcoming Events
Dec
18
Tue
5:30 pm Community Revolving Loan Fund In...
Community Revolving Loan Fund In...
Dec 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for an upcoming Information Session to learn more about the Community Revolving Loan Fund. All potential candidates are required to attend an information session before applying. Applications can only be picked up at the required info session.
Dec
22
Sat
10:30 am Athena Gardens Volunteer Workday
Athena Gardens Volunteer Workday
Dec 22 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Come volunteer with us! On Saturday, December 22nd, we will be having a volunteer workday at Athena Gardens in preparation for the 2019 MLK Day of Service. we are seeking volunteers to help us with breaking down raised beds that have fallen into disrepair and removing weeds and debris. Volunteer hours will take place from ... Read more
Dec
26
Wed
10:00 am Community Revolving Loan Fund In...
Community Revolving Loan Fund In...
Dec 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
A community revolving loan fund (CRLF) is an economic development tool in which a pool of money is used for the purpose of making loans to individuals and businesses in the community. As loans are repaid by the borrowers, the money is returned to the loan fund, creating the opportunity to issue new loans to ... Read more
Jan
10
Thu
5:30 pm Community Revolving Loan Fund In...
Community Revolving Loan Fund In...
Jan 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
A community revolving loan fund (CRLF) is an economic development tool in which a pool of money is used for the purpose of making loans to individuals and businesses in the community. As loans are repaid by the borrowers, the money is returned to the loan fund, creating the opportunity to issue new loans to ... Read more
Jan
12
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Jan 12 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
To register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page.
Jan
14
Mon
6:00 pm ALT Farmer Network Annual Meeting
ALT Farmer Network Annual Meeting
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Greetings! We would like to invite you to the ALT Farmer Network Annual Meeting. At this meeting, farmers will have the opportunity to network with other farmers in the northeast Georgia region. Farmer Outreach program staff from Athens Land Trust will give exciting updates for our 2019 programs and a presentation will be given by Brennan ... Read more
Jan
21
Mon
all-day MLK Day of Service and Celebration
MLK Day of Service and Celebration
Jan 21 all-day
Each year, people across the United States come together on Dr. King’s birthday to observe the only federal holiday that is designated as a National Day of Service. For the past 14 years, with the support of individuals like you, the Athens-Clarke County community has been a part of this nationwide movement. With an average ... Read more
Jan
28
Mon
5:30 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Jan 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Our board meetings are open to the public and take place at our office at 685 N. Pope St., Athens, GA 30601.
Jan
30
Wed
10:00 am Community Revolving Loan Fund In...
Community Revolving Loan Fund In...
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
A community revolving loan fund (CRLF) is an economic development tool in which a pool of money is used for the purpose of making loans to individuals and businesses in the community. As loans are repaid by the borrowers, the money is returned to the loan fund, creating the opportunity to issue new loans to ... Read more
Feb
9
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Feb 9 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
To register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page.

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 became 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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