Land for Conservation and Community

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.

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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

Cookies for Community

Cookies for Community

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.

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Fall Farm Share

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.

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Holiday Market and Craft Fair

The Holiday Market and Craft Fair will be held December 14, 2019 at West Broad Farmers Market.

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Holiday Market and Craft Fair

If you are interested in being a vendor at the Holiday Market and Craft fair, click the image above!

Volunteers

Interested in Volunteering?

To sign-up for a Recurring Volunteer Event, select the event and shift on our Volunteer Calendar. Stay tuned for updates on our special volunteer events!

Upcoming Events
Nov
26
Tue
6:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm
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 program, have the opportunity to ask any questions and complete an application. There are two sessions per month on the second Tuesday at 12:00 noon and fourth ... Read more
Nov
27
Wed
10:00 am Small Business Fund Info Session
Small Business Fund Info Session
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Come learn about our small business loan! A community revolving loan fund (CRLF) is an economic development tool in which a pool of money is used for the purpose of making loans to individuals and businesses in the community. As loans are repaid by the borrowers, the money is returned to the loan fund, creating ... Read more
Dec
3
Tue
4:00 pm Cookies for Community
Cookies for Community
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cookies for Community @ Athens Land Trust
December 3rd marks Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to promoting worldwide charitable donations and actions. Following consumer-driven days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday seeks to refocus society on generosity for the remainder of the holiday season.To celebrate Giving Tuesday, Athens Land Trust will host Cookies for Community from 4pm – 7pm. ALT will provide cookies and ... Read more
Dec
10
Tue
12:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm
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 program, have the opportunity to ask any questions and complete an application. There are two sessions per month on the second Tuesday at 12:00 noon and fourth ... Read more
Dec
14
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Dec 14 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
To register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page.  
9:00 am Holiday Market
Holiday Market
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Holiday Market @ West Broad Farmers Market & Garden
Jan
14
Tue
12:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
Jan 14 @ 12:00 pm
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 program, have the opportunity to ask any questions and complete an application. There are two sessions per month on the second Tuesday at 12:00 noon and fourth ... Read more
Jan
28
Tue
6:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm
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 program, have the opportunity to ask any questions and complete an application. There are two sessions per month on the second Tuesday at 12:00 noon and fourth ... Read more
Feb
11
Tue
12:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm
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 program, have the opportunity to ask any questions and complete an application. There are two sessions per month on the second Tuesday at 12:00 noon and fourth ... 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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We’re right off Prince Ave, a few blocks from downtown, in a light blue house up on Pope Street. We welcome your visit!

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