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!
Head over to the West Broad Farmers Market and Garden on Saturday, October 19th for our annual Fall Festival! There will be fresh produce and goods, live music, trunk or treating, horseback riding, fun fall arts and crafts, kids’ activities, a sweet potato pie contest and more! This is a fun event for the whole family, so come one, come all!
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.
Join us for the 2019 Grow Your Farm Business Course, presented by Athens Land Trust and the Georgia’s Farmers Market Association. This course is designed for new and beginning farmers that want to start or grow a farm business!
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
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!