Land for Conservation and Community

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

The 2020 Cultivating Community dinner will be on March 1st at 6:00 PM at The National. This is a wonderful opportunity to share an amazing meal with friends while benefitting the Young Urban Farmers program.

The Athens Land Trust Farm-Share program provides a convenient way of obtaining fresh, high quality, locally grown and produced foods. We select the best in-season produce, pack it into a box and have it available for pick-up or workplace delivery.

2020 Grow Your Business Course

We are excited to host this series of workshops designed to help budding entrepreneurs develop their business and for existing business owners to grow their businesses. Our goal is to have registrants attend every workshop to take full advantage of this amazing FREE offering, as well as to develop a written business plan for their business. Click here to learn about sponsorship opportunities or other ways to get involved!

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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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Cultivating Community

The Cultivating Community dinner is a wonderful opportunity to share an amazing meal with friends while supporting the Young Urban Farmers program.

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2020 Green Life Expo & Awards Ceremony

Help us honor our 2020 conservation awardees at the Green Life Expo & Awards on February 29, 2020! More event details are coming soon!

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Upcountry Oyster Roast

Help us celebrate a successful year of conservation efforts with delicious food, live music, and raffle prizes at our 2020 upcountry Oyster Roast.

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Community Garden Network Interest Meeting

Interested in learning more about ALT's Homeownership program?Attend an Affordable Housing info session to learn more and apply!

Volunteers

Interested in Volunteering?

To sign-up for a Recurring Volunteer Event, select the event and shift on our Volunteer Calendar. Stay tuned for updates on our special volunteer events!

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Learn About our Homeownership Program!

Interested in learning more about ALT's Homeownership program?Attend an Affordable Housing info session to learn more and apply!

Upcoming Events
Mar
1
Sun
6:00 pm Cultivating Community Dinner
Cultivating Community Dinner
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for our sixth annual Cultivating Community Dinner. Proceeds will support the Young Urban Farmers program, which provides paid training and development for high school students to learn technical gardening and farming skills, explore entrepreneurial endeavors and network with local farmers and leaders in community agriculture.
Mar
3
Tue
5:30 pm Grow Your Business Course: Vendo...
Grow Your Business Course: Vendo...
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Athens Land Trust is excited to host this series of workshops designed to help budding entrepreneurs develop their business and for existing business owners to grow their business. Our goal is to have registrants attend every workshop to take full advantage of this amazing FREE offering, as well as to develop a written business plan ... Read more
Mar
5
Thu
1:30 pm Aldo in Athens: Pollinators and ...
Aldo in Athens: Pollinators and ...
Mar 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Join staff from Athens Land Trust and the Athens-Clarke County Sustainability Office for an afternoon of adventure and learning about pollinating insects and how to attract them to your yard. Participants will be able to create their own seed bombs full of native plant seed to take home and plant. The program is open to ... Read more
Mar
10
Tue
12:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
Mar 10 @ 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
Mar
21
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Mar 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
To register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page.  
Mar
24
Tue
6:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
Mar 24 @ 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
Mar
28
Sat
11:30 am Aldo in Athens: Drew Lanham Meet...
Aldo in Athens: Drew Lanham Meet...
Mar 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Ornithologist and author Drew Lanham will meet with Athens Land Trust’s youth program participants at ALT’s Williams Farm for readings from The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature, conversation, and construction of Leopold benches. Registration required; email admin@athenslandtrust.org for information. This event is part of the greater Aldo in Athens ... Read more
Mar
29
Sun
3:00 pm Upcountry Oyster Roast
Upcountry Oyster Roast
Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Upcountry Oyster Roast
Join us on March 29th on the grounds of the Portico for our 9th Annual Upcountry Oyster Roast! Celebrate our conservation success with live music, raffle prizes, and delicious food. The all-you-can-enjoy event will again feature oysters and clams provided by Sapelo Sea Farms and roasted by LRG Provisions. There will also be activities for ... Read more
Apr
14
Tue
12:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
Apr 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
Apr
25
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Apr 25 @ 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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