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.

We have received one of the inaugural Drawdown Georgia Climate Solutions & Equity Grants in support of efforts that advance climate solutions and prioritize equity in Georgia!

Winter Newsletter Out Now!

The latest edition of our print newsletter is now available. Click here for program updates, feature stories, and to learn what we've accomplished this year!

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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.

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Winter Workshops on the Farm

Learn about farm resources and techniques from local experts in our upcoming FREE workshops at Williams Farm! Click here for more details and to register online.

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We're a Drawdown GA Grant Recipient!

We have received one of the inaugural Drawdown Georgia Climate Solutions & Equity Grants in support of efforts that advance climate solutions and prioritize equity in Georgia!

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Now Hiring For Our Youth Programs

The Young Urban Farmers and Young Urban Builders programs are all hiring for spring 2023! Click here to learn more and download an application.

Adult Financial Literacy Online Workshops

We've teamed up with Morris Brown College to offer financial literacy workshops to the entire MBC family and the greater community. Click here for course dates!​

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Learn About Our Homeownership Program!

Are you ready to become our next first-time homeowner? Affordable Housing Info Sessions are offered twice a month. Click here for Session dates.

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Volunteer With Us!

We are seeking some helping hands with volunteer opportunities in our Community Agriculture and Conservation programs. Click here to learn more and sign up!

Upcoming Events
Feb
6
Mon
5:00 pm Free Personal Financial Literacy...
Free Personal Financial Literacy...
Feb 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Through a HUD grant, Morris Brown College has teamed up with Athens Land Trust, a HUD Certified Housing Counseling agency to offer financial literacy to the entire MBC family, and the greater community. The financial literacy programming is facilitated by Athens Land Trust’s Director of Education, Alumna Dr. Tawana Smith Mattox ’91 (Dr. T). In addition, ... Read more
Feb
13
Mon
5:00 pm Free Personal Financial Literacy...
Free Personal Financial Literacy...
Feb 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Through a HUD grant, Morris Brown College has teamed up with Athens Land Trust, a HUD Certified Housing Counseling agency to offer financial literacy to the entire MBC family, and the greater community. The financial literacy programming is facilitated by Athens Land Trust’s Director of Education, Alumna Dr. Tawana Smith Mattox ’91 (Dr. T). In addition, ... Read more
Feb
14
Tue
12:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session ...
Affordable Housing Info Session ...
Feb 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. Register online or call 706-613-0122. Starting in February of 2023, info sessions on the 2nd ... Read more
4:00 pm Youth Hydroponics Workshop
Youth Hydroponics Workshop
Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Youth Hydroponics Workshop @ Athens-Clarke County Library
Join Athens Land Trust and host Malon James, Georgia’s youngest hydroponics farmer, for a youth hydroponics workshop! This workshop is free to attend, and we welcome any youth from ACC and the surrounding area who wish to learn about hydroponics. The event will take place at the ACC Library on Baxter Street in Multipurpose Room B.Please ... Read more
Feb
15
Wed
5:00 pm Financial Management Workshop
Financial Management Workshop
Feb 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Athens Land Trusts Housing Counseling team is offering a series of free Financial Management Workshops. Workshops will be held online via Zoom on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 6:30 PM unless otherwise indicated. Advanced registration is required. Registration for workshops closes at 5:00 PM the day prior to the session. Please contact the Housing Counselor, Tara ... Read more
Feb
17
Fri
3:30 pm An Introduction to Pruning and C...
An Introduction to Pruning and C...
Feb 17 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Join us at Williams Farm for a hands-on overview of basic pruning strategies and techniques used to enhance the productivity of fruit trees. Presenter: Laura Ney, PhD, Athens-Clarke County Extension, Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent Click here to register. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Williams Farm Manager, Seth Nivens at ... Read more
Feb
18
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Feb 18 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
The Homebuyer Education Course will take place via Zoom. For more information and to register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page. Classes are typically held on Saturdays, with occasional exceptions.   Click here to register.  
Feb
20
Mon
5:30 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Feb 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. Please note: The January 2023 board meeting will take place on ... Read more
Feb
22
Wed
5:30 pm Affordable Housing Info Session ...
Affordable Housing Info Session ...
Feb 22 @ 5:30 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. Register online or call 706-613-0122. Starting in February of 2023, info sessions on the 2nd ... Read more
Mar
11
Sat
9:00 am Morris Brown College Financial N...
Morris Brown College Financial N...
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Through a HUD grant, Morris Brown College has teamed up with Athens Land Trust, a HUD-Certified Housing Counseling agency to offer financial literacy to the entire MBC family, and the greater Atlanta community. Note: The Atlanta Locations and Zoom confirmations will be sent to those registered closer to the workshop date. Here are the course ... Read more

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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
COVID-19 relief funds disbursed to those who suffered a loss of income during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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