Athens Land Trust conserves, empowers, & sustains communities through responsible and visionary land use.
For beginning entrepreneurs, we offer a Vendor Development Program, an educational support program provided for those who are just getting started in their business.
This FREE Course will cover what you need to know to prepare a new or updated business plan and connect you with the resources necessary to build a solid foundation for growth.
The course will take place at the Athens-Clarke County Library every Monday, starting March 18. The course will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Upcountry Oyster Roast is a spring celebration to commemorate conservation achievements from the past year and to raise funds to support future conservation efforts. The Upcountry Oyster Roast celebrates partnerships with landowners statewide who are working with ALT to protect 17,010 acres of forest, farmland, river corridors and wetlands, historic sites, and public recreation areas in 36 counties and 10 of Georgia's 14 river basins.
Join us to enjoy oysters and clams from Sapelo Sea Farms on the Georgia coast, along with beer, wine, farm-fresh foods and desserts. This year's even will take place on Sunday, March 31st. All proceeds from the Oyster Roast will go directly to Athens Land Trust’s Youth Conservation Program.
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 (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.
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. In addition, we welcome local artisans and crafters to join us at the market. We are currently accepting applications for the 2019 Market season. If you are interested, please fill out an application!
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
We are currently accepting applications for the positions of Housing Director, Community Agriculture Director, Farmer Outreach Coordinator, Young Urban Farmers Coordinator, and several AmeriCorps VISTA positions. Click here to view these postings and apply!
Athens Land Trust’s 8th Annual Upcountry Oyster Roast will be held on March 31st, 2019, on the grounds of the Portico, along the Apalachee River, in Good Hope, Georgia. Join us as we celebrate local conservation! Be a sponsor or buy a ticket!
Join us March 25 as we present Leah Penniman, author of Farming While Black. This event is free and open to the public! Click here to learn more and register online to attend.
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!