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.

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!

The Upcountry Oyster Roast is a spring celebration to commemorate conservation achievements from the past year and to raise funds to support future conservation efforts. The Upcountry Oyster Roast is scheduled for March 27th, 2022, and we are closely monitoring COVID-19 guidelines. Keep an eye out here for updates!

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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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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.

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Accepting Internship Applications for 2022

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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Save the Date!

The Upcountry Oyster Roast is scheduled for March 27th, 2022.
Keep an eye out here for updates!

Upcoming Events
Jan
24
Mon
4:00 pm Free Financial Literacy and Cred...
Free Financial Literacy and Cred...
Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Free Financial Literacy and Credit Workshops offered December and January: Register HERE Financial Literacy Budget Basics, you will discover: Financial Literacy and Budgeting      December 13, 2021,   4 pm – 6 pm Financial Literacy and Budgeting      January 10, 2022,       4 pm – 6 pm How to Create a Budget Budgeting ... Read more
5:30 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Jan 24 @ 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. In observance of the MLK holiday, the January 2022 board meeting ... Read more
Jan
26
Wed
5:30 pm Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Jan 26 @ 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
Jan
29
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Jan 29 @ 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.
Jan
31
Mon
3:30 pm The Georgia Commission on Equal ...
The Georgia Commission on Equal ...
Jan 31 @ 3:30 pm
Please join the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity-Office of the Governor (GCEO) for a Fair Housing Webinar hosted by Athens Land Trust. GCEO will conduct a technical training webinar covering a variety of fair housing topics. Presenters: Allona L. Cross, MPA- Executive Director Mary Melvin-Fair Housing Division Director The training agenda is as follows: Basic ... Read more
Feb
1
Tue
9:00 am Heritage Park Invasive Plant Spe...
Heritage Park Invasive Plant Spe...
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
In partnership with with the Keep Oconee County Beautiful Commission, Oconee County Parks and Recreation Department, and the Oconee County Government, we invite you to join us for a series of fall invasive species removal work days at Heritage Park! This is an excellent opportunity to get outside, learn more about forest health and meet new people. Click here ... Read more
Feb
5
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Feb 5 @ 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.
Feb
8
Tue
12:00 pm Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Feb 8 @ 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
Feb
12
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Feb 12 @ 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.  
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Feb 12 @ 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.

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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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