Land for Conservation and Community

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

We are happy to announce that the West Broad Garden has found a new home on the corner of Waddell St. and Rocksprings st., just behind the Athens Housing Authority. The West Broad Garden is a one-way Athens Land Trust that achieves its mission to increase access to fresh, healthy, affordable food, promote sustainable agriculture, and support economic entrepreneurial opportunities for underserved youth and adults.

To celebrate and support the new West Broad Garden, the Athens Land Trust has started a raised bed sponsorship program. By sponsoring one of the raised beds that will be used in the garden, you are contributing to the continued legacy of the garden and championing the efforts of the Athens Land Trust to reduce poverty and conserve land for future generations.

Our Summer 2020 Newsletter is out now! Read up on how we've adapted to meet community needs in these unprecedented times, from reinventing the West Broad Farmers Market in a way that is socially distanced and thriving, to establishing an emergency housing relief fund to help our community continue to have stable housing throughout this uncertain time. Click here to read all about it!

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What's Happening

Please note: The Athens Land Trust office is closed and all public events are cancelled until further notice. All in-person classes, gatherings, and other events have been cancelled, postponed, or moved online due to the pandemic. Check the Upcoming Events tab for more information!

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Sponsor the West Broad Community Garden!

Help contribute to the continued legacy of the garden and champion our efforts to reduce poverty and conserve land for future generations by sponsoring the West Broad Community Garden!

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The Summer Newsletter is Out Now!

Read up on how we've adapted to meet community needs, from reinventing the West Broad Farmers Market in a way that is socially distanced and thriving, to establishing an emergency housing relief fund.

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The Marissa Joyner Family Scholarship Fund

Marissa Joyner was a warrior for the community with a huge heart and radiant spirit. In honor of all the good Marissa has done for the Athens community, this scholarship fund has been established for her two boys.

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Now Hiring: Join the Athens Land Trust Team

We are currently accepting applications for several full-time positions at the Athens Land Trust Click here to learn more about joining the Athens Land Trust team and to apply.

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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.

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West Broad Farmers Market Moves Online!

The West Broad Farmers Market is back, now with online and phone ordering and drive-through pickup at our new location! Click here for all the details!

Upcoming Events
Aug
8
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Aug 8 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
To register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page.  
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market (Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market (Drive...
Aug 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Shop your favorite items from the West Broad Farmers Market weekly from Sunday through Thursday and pick up your items via drive-thru, at the Athens Housing Authority (300 Rocksprings St), between 11:30 and 1:30 each Saturday! You will pay for your items when you pick them up! We will accept cash, check (Payable to ALT ... Read more
Aug
11
Tue
12:00 pm Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Aug 11 @ 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
Aug
15
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market (Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market (Drive...
Aug 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Shop your favorite items from the West Broad Farmers Market weekly from Sunday through Thursday and pick up your items via drive-thru, at the Athens Housing Authority (300 Rocksprings St), between 11:30 and 1:30 each Saturday! You will pay for your items when you pick them up! We will accept cash, check (Payable to ALT ... Read more
Aug
17
Mon
5:30 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Aug 17 @ 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.
Aug
22
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market (Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market (Drive...
Aug 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Shop your favorite items from the West Broad Farmers Market weekly from Sunday through Thursday and pick up your items via drive-thru, at the Athens Housing Authority (300 Rocksprings St), between 11:30 and 1:30 each Saturday! You will pay for your items when you pick them up! We will accept cash, check (Payable to ALT ... Read more
Aug
29
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market (Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market (Drive...
Aug 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Shop your favorite items from the West Broad Farmers Market weekly from Sunday through Thursday and pick up your items via drive-thru, at the Athens Housing Authority (300 Rocksprings St), between 11:30 and 1:30 each Saturday! You will pay for your items when you pick them up! We will accept cash, check (Payable to ALT ... Read more
Sep
5
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market (Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market (Drive...
Sep 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Shop your favorite items from the West Broad Farmers Market weekly from Sunday through Thursday and pick up your items via drive-thru, at the Athens Housing Authority (300 Rocksprings St), between 11:30 and 1:30 each Saturday! You will pay for your items when you pick them up! We will accept cash, check (Payable to ALT ... Read more
Sep
12
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Sep 12 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
To register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page.  
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market (Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market (Drive...
Sep 12 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Shop your favorite items from the West Broad Farmers Market weekly from Sunday through Thursday and pick up your items via drive-thru, at the Athens Housing Authority (300 Rocksprings St), between 11:30 and 1:30 each Saturday! You will pay for your items when you pick them up! We will accept cash, check (Payable to ALT ... Read more

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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