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.

Shop fresh produce, baked goods, prepared foods, arts and crafts, fresh cut flowers, meat and dairy products, and more through the West Broad Farmers Market online at wbfm.locallygrown.net or call us to place an order over the phone at 706-765-4020! We accept orders from Sundays at 5 PM through Thursdays at 1PM, and you can pick up your order on Saturdays from 11:30 to 1:30 in our drive-through (or bike -through and walk-through!) market.

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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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2021 COVID-19 Relief Application Available

Emergency applications for COVID-19 relief are available on our website, and on our porch (685 North Pope Street) for pick-up. Please click here for more information.

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Click Here for Our Winter Newsletter!

The Winter 2020 Newsletter is now available. Click here to learn what we've been up to the past few months!

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Introducing the Williams Farm Incubator Program

We are excited to announce the Williams Farm Incubator Program, which helps beginning farmers hone their skills and develop independent sustainable farm businesses. Click here to learn more!

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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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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.

Welcome to the West Broad Farmers Market

West Broad Farmers Market to Re-Open in January

The West Broad Farmers Market will finish the 2020 season and return in mid-January for online and phone ordering and drive-through (or bike and walk-through) pick-up. Click here for all the details!

Upcoming Events
Jan
16
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Jan 16 @ 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.
Jan
18
Mon
5:30 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Jan 18 @ 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.
Jan
23
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Jan 23 @ 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.
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26
Tue
2:00 pm Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Jan 26 @ 2:00 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
Jan
30
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Jan 30 @ 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.
Feb
6
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Feb 6 @ 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.
Feb
13
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Feb 13 @ 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.
Feb
15
Mon
5:30 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Feb 15 @ 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.
Feb
20
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Feb 20 @ 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.
Feb
27
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Feb 27 @ 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.

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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