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!
To celebrate Giving Tuesday, Athens Land Trust will host Cookies for Community from 4pm - 7pm. ALT will provide cookies and all the supplies needed for your one-of-a kind cookie design. Funds raised for Giving Tuesday will support Athens Land Trust to conserve land, provide affordable housing, and other financial education classes.
Join us Saturday, December 14th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for music, kids activities, local artisans, craft makers, culinary enthusiasts, and local vendors! This is the perfect opportunity to shop for your loved ones this holiday season.
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 (Wednesdays or 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.
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
Our Cookies for Community event will also serve as our 25th Annual Membership Meeting. This free event gives Athens Land Trust a way to say thank you and to celebrate our members, donors, partners, friends, and family.
Fall Farm Share starts this month! One Farm Share requires a one-time upfront payment of $250 yielding 6-8 items weekly and One Half Share requires a one-time upfront payment of $175, yielding 4-5 produce items weekly for a 10 week season.
Help Us Create Healthy Communities
Your donation supports the causes of food justice, land conservation, affordable housing, and economic opportunity for all.
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
We’re right off Prince Ave, a few blocks from downtown, in a light blue house up on Pope Street. We welcome your visit!