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.

Please join us on Sunday December 5th at Williams Farm for hors d'oeuvres, libations, and camaraderie as we reflect on our milestones this year. Members will be able to cast their ballots for the Board of Directors at the event, or at the Athens Land Trust office the following week.

These past few months, we've taken time off from in-person market activities and have been keeping an eye on the number of COVID-19 cases in Athens. Over the years, many people have come to know and love the Holiday Market and Craft Fair at the West Broad Farmers Market, and we are so excited to announce that we will be having not one, but TWO in-person holiday markets on December 4th and 11th. We invite you to join us from 11 AM to 2 PM at 300 S. Rocksprings St. to shop for fresh produce, fall baked goods, delicious local fare, and shop for your holiday presents while supporting local artisans!

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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. In efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19, all visitors to the office are required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. We thank you in advance for your cooperation! 

Athens Land Trust 2021 Member Meeting

We hope you'll join us on Sunday, December 5th from 2 - 4 pm at our own Williams Farm for refreshments and celebration as we look back on the year's successes.

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Shop the West Broad Holiday Markets!

Please join us Saturday, December 4th AND 11th from 11-2 for the West Broad Farmers Market's Holiday Markets! Click here for the details.

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Book Sale to Benefit Athens Land Trust

Sales from the 2nd edition of "There is a Season: An Intentional Approach to Sustenance will benefit the work of Athens Land Trust. Click here to learn more about this wonderful book!

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Homebuyer Education Course Dates

November and December dates for our 8-hour, HUG-Certified Homebuyer Education Course are posted. click here for more information.

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Learn About Our Homeownership Program!

Due to the threat of COVID-19 to our community, Affordable Housing Info Sessions have been moved online. Click here for Info Session dates.

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Accepting Internship Applications for 2022

We are seeking interns in our Affordable Housing, Community Agriculture, and Conservation Departments for the summer and fall. Click here for to apply!

Upcoming Events
Dec
7
Tue
9:00 am Heritage Park Invasive Plant Spe...
Heritage Park Invasive Plant Spe...
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
In partnership with with the Keep Oconee County Beautiful Commission, Oconee County Parks and Recreation Department, and the Oconee County Government, we invite you to join us for a series of fall invasive species removal work days at Heritage Park! This is an excellent opportunity to get outside, learn more about forest health and meet new people. Click here ... Read more
Dec
8
Wed
5:30 pm Fall 2021 Grow Your Business Course
Fall 2021 Grow Your Business Course
Dec 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Athens Land Trust is excited to host this course designed to help budding entrepreneurs develop their business and for existing business owners to grow their business. Thanks to funding through the ACC Community Development Block Grant, there is no cost to participate. Our goal is to have registrants attend every course date to take full ... Read more
Dec
11
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Dec 11 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
The Homebuyer Education Course is currently hosted online via Zoom. For more information and to register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page. Classes are typically held on Saturdays, with occasional exceptions. Please stay tuned for details of in-person Homebuyer Education Course opportunities in 2021 and 2022.  
10:00 am West Broad Farmers Market Holida...
West Broad Farmers Market Holida...
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Over the years, many people have come to know and love the Holiday Market and Craft Fair at the West Broad Farmers Market, and we are so excited to announce that we will be having not one, but TWO in-person holiday markets on December 4th and 11th. This is the perfect opportunity to shop small ... Read more
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Dec 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
The Market is open for shopping each week from Sunday at 5pm to Thursday at 1pm, with drive through (or walk/bike through!) pick-up on Saturdays from 11:30 to 1:30! Shop online at wbfm.locallygrown.net or give us a call at 706-765-4020.
Dec
13
Mon
4:00 pm Free Financial Literacy and Cred...
Free Financial Literacy and Cred...
Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Free Financial Literacy and Credit Workshops offered December and January: Register HERE Financial Literacy Budget Basics, you will discover: Financial Literacy and Budgeting      December 13, 2021,   4 pm – 6 pm Financial Literacy and Budgeting      January 10, 2022,       4 pm – 6 pm How to Create a Budget Budgeting ... Read more
Dec
14
Tue
12:00 pm Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm
Update: Due to the threat of COVID-19 to our community, Affordable Housing Information Sessions will be moved online until it is safe to host public gatherings again. 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 ... Read more
Dec
20
Mon
4:00 pm Free Financial Literacy and Cred...
Free Financial Literacy and Cred...
Dec 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Free Financial Literacy and Credit Workshops offered December and January: Register HERE Financial Literacy Budget Basics, you will discover: Financial Literacy and Budgeting      December 13, 2021,   4 pm – 6 pm Financial Literacy and Budgeting      January 10, 2022,       4 pm – 6 pm How to Create a Budget Budgeting ... Read more
5:30 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Dec 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.
Dec
21
Tue
9:00 am Heritage Park Invasive Plant Spe...
Heritage Park Invasive Plant Spe...
Dec 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
In partnership with with the Keep Oconee County Beautiful Commission, Oconee County Parks and Recreation Department, and the Oconee County Government, we invite you to join us for a series of fall invasive species removal work days at Heritage Park! This is an excellent opportunity to get outside, learn more about forest health and meet new people. Click here ... Read more

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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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