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.

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!

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.

In addition to the weekly drive-thru market, the West Broad Farmers Market is set to host in-person shopping opp ortunities once a month! Every year on the first Saturday in May, the WBFM hosts their May Day Celebration. May Day marks the changing of the seasons, and we invite you to celebrate with us through music, festivities, and of course, the maypole dedication in the garden! We will have plenty of talented farmers, gardeners, artists, and other local vendors, so this is a great opportunity to shop locally for your Mother's Day gifts!

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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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Join Us for the Annual Juneteenth Celebration!

Please join us Saturday, June 18 for the West Broad Farmers Market's annual Juneteenth Celebration. Stay tuned for more details!

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Now Hiring For Our Youth Programs

The Young Urban Farmers, Young Urban Builders, and Young Conservation Stewards programs are all hiring! Click here to learn more.

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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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Homebuyer Education Course Dates

2022 dates for our 8-hour, HUD-Certified Homebuyer Education Course are posted. click here for more information.

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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
May
28
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
May 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.
Jun
4
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Jun 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.
Jun
11
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Jun 11 @ 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
14
Tue
12:00 pm Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Jun 14 @ 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
Jun
18
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Jun 18 @ 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.  
11:00 am Juneteenth Celebration at the We...
Juneteenth Celebration at the We...
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Juneteenth is the oldest national celebration of the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. Recognizing Juneteenth is more important now than ever as we are coming up on the two-year anniversary of a summer of protests, demonstrations, and a reckoning of how systemic racism continues to plague our society and systems of oppression ... Read more
Jun
20
Mon
5:30 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Jun 20 @ 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
Wed
3:30 pm Post-Purchase Workshop: Afternoo...
Post-Purchase Workshop: Afternoo...
Jun 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Post-purchase education can assist homeowners in gaining a better understanding of the steps to successfully sustain homeownership. Post-purchase education lasts just a few hours but can help owners avoid common home-ownership pitfalls and plan for success. This workshop also gives homeowners the tools and resources they´ll need to manage the many demands of homeownership. Click here ... Read more
5:30 pm Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Jun 22 @ 5:30 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
25
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Jun 25 @ 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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We’re right off Prince Ave, a few blocks from downtown, in a light blue house up on Pope Street.

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