Land for Conservation and Community

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

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 advantage of this amazing FREE offering, as well as to develop a written business plan for their business. Workshops will be part-lecture and part in-class work to give attendees time to develop strong business plans and strategies. Meetings will also feature local guest speakers.

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.

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.

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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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Sign Up for the Grow Your Business Course!

Registration for the spring 2021 Grow Your Business course for new business owners or budding entrepreneurs is now open! Join us for an informal info session on Feb 20th or 27th!

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New Homebuyer Education Course Dates

Registration for 2021 dates of our online HUD-certified Homebuyer Education Course are now available!

Welcome to the West Broad Farmers Market

West Broad Farmers Market Open for 2021!

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!

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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.

Upcoming Events
Mar
6
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Mar 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.
Mar
13
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Mar 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.
Mar
15
Mon
5:30 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Mar 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.
Mar
20
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Mar 20 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Due to the threat of the COVID-19 Virus, the Homebuyer Education Course will be moved online. For more information and to register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page.  
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Mar 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.
Mar
24
Wed
5:30 pm Grow Your Business Course: Onlin...
Grow Your Business Course: Onlin...
Mar 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 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
Mar
27
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Mar 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.
2:30 pm Grow Your Business Course: In-Pe...
Grow Your Business Course: In-Pe...
Mar 27 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 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
Mar
31
Wed
5:30 pm Grow Your Business Course: Onlin...
Grow Your Business Course: Onlin...
Mar 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 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
Apr
3
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Apr 3 @ 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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We’re right off Prince Ave, a few blocks from downtown, in a light blue house up on Pope Street.

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