Land for Conservation and Community

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

For beginning entrepreneurs, we offer a Vendor Development Program, an educational support program provided for those who are just getting started in their business.

This FREE Course will cover what you need to know to prepare a new or updated business plan and connect you with the resources necessary to build a solid foundation for growth.

The course will take place at the Athens-Clarke County Library every Monday, starting March 18. The course will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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.

Our annual May Day Celebration is right around the corner! This fun community event marks the opening day of the 2019 season at the West Broad Farmers Market. Join us for kids activities, fresh produce and artisan goods from local vendors, special guest speakers, live music and performances, cooking demonstrations, and the maypole dedication! It’s sure to be a fun day all around, so don’t miss out!

Athens Land Trust is proud to mark 25 years of building stronger, healthier, more equitable and sustainable communities, and grateful for the relationships we have built with neighborhood residents, families, local businesses, and institutions that make this long-term work possible. This shared commitment to our community has inspired the Community Carnival at West Broad, and we invite you to join us in celebration on June 1st, 2019.

There will be game booths, food trucks and vendors, carnival rides, face painting, and more! Stay tuned for details on this wonderful community celebration.

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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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Farm Share

Our Spring Farm Share sign-up open now! Purchase a Farm Share today to support local farmers and vendors, while getting fresh fruits, veggies, and other delicious foods every week!

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Community Revolving Loan Fund Info Session

Please join us for an info session on the Community Revolving Loan Fund, a new initiative of our department of Credit and Financial Growth.

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Neighborhood Block Party

Join us Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for the annual Neighborhood Block Party at the West Broad Farmers Market & Garden!

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May Day Celebration

Join us at the May Day Celebration for kids activities, fresh produce and artisan goods, guest speakers, live music and performances, cooking demonstrations, and the annual maypole dedication!

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25th Anniversary Community Carnival

We are so excited to announce the 25th Anniversary Community Carnival at the West Broad Garden! Save the date: June 1st, 2019. Stay tuned for details!

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Rooting for Community Camp

Registration for RCC, a two week long Summer camp for youth ages 8-12, is now open! Click here to learn more about this wonderful opportunity.

Upcoming Events
Apr
23
Tue
6:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
Apr 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
Apr
25
Thu
6:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
Apr 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
Apr
27
Sat
10:00 am Block Party at West Broad Farmer...
Block Party at West Broad Farmer...
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us for the annual neighborhood block party at the Farmers Market! More details coming soon. Note: This is a special event, and not part of the regular 2019 Market season. The regular Market season will begin May 4, 2019.
May
4
Sat
9:00 am May Day Celebration and Opening Day
May Day Celebration and Opening Day
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Please join us for our annual May Day Celebration, which marks the opening day of the 2019 season at the West Broad Farmers Market!
May
14
Tue
12:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
May 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
May
18
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
May 18 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
To register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page.
May
20
Mon
5:30 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
May 20 @ 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.
May
23
Thu
6:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
May 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
Jun
1
Sat
7:55 pm 25th Anniversary Community Carnival
25th Anniversary Community Carnival
Jun 1 @ 7:55 pm
We are excited to announce the 25th Anniversary Community Carnival! Please join us June 1st, 2019 at the West Broad Garden for game booths, food trucks, carnival rides, face painting, and more! Stay tuned for more details!
Jun
8
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Jun 8 @ 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 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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