Land for Conservation and Community

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

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!

A Farm Share is a great way to incorporate fresh local produce into your diet, and to support small farmers in your community. You pay the full cost of your Farm Share at the beginning of a season, and then you pick up your weekly box of food at either the West Broad Farmers Market (Saturdays) or Williams Farm (Fridays).

Our Farm Share is a relationship between our farmer network and our customers, or Farm Share “members.” By purchasing a Farm Share membership, you will be supporting local businesses.

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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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Open House!

Help us celebrate the completion of new energy-efficient, affordable homes that will be sold to low-to-moderate income 1st time homebuyers!

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Family Day at the Market

Join us for Family Day at West Broad Farmers Market on Saturday, July 26! There will be photo sessions, a raffle, and activities for the whole family!

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Saturdays at the Market

Join us at our weekly farmers market on Saturday mornings from 9 AM to 1PM for a variety of fresh produce, flowers, artisan goods, and ready-made foods!

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Harvest Moon 2019

Save the date! This year’s Harvest Moon Dinner will take place on Sunday, October 13th, 2019 at the picturesque Williams Farm. Stay tuned for more info!

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Volunteer with Us!

Learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities and ways to get involved with ALT and the Athens community.

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Affordable Housing Info Sessions

Join us for an info session on ALT's Affordable Housing Program! Sessions available twice monthly.

Upcoming Events
Jul
20
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Jul 20 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
To register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page. Update: Our July 20th session is full. Please register for a different session!
Jul
23
Tue
6:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
Jul 23 @ 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
Jul
26
Fri
4:30 pm Open House
Open House
Jul 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Help us celebrate the completion of three now energy-efficient, affordable homes that will be sold to low-to-moderate income first time homebuyers! We will have an open house at our new properties on Henderson Extension on July 26 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. Please contact Clo Barnett, Housing Director, for more info.   Addresses: 1000 Henderson ... Read more
Jul
31
Wed
10:00 am Small Business Loan Info Session
Small Business Loan Info Session
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Come learn about our small business loan! 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 ... Read more
Aug
10
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Aug 10 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
To register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page. Update: Our July 20th session is full. Please register for a different session!
Aug
13
Tue
12:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
Aug 13 @ 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
Aug
27
Tue
6:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
Aug 27 @ 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
Aug
28
Wed
10:00 am Small Business Loan Info Session
Small Business Loan Info Session
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Come learn about our small business loan! 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 ... 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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