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.

Fall is here! Shop fall 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 Thursday sat 41PM, 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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Now Hiring for Our Youth Programs!

We are currently accepting applications for two of our work-based learning programs, the Young Urban Builders and Young Urban Farmers. Click here to learn more and apply!

Welcome to the West Broad Farmers Market

Shop the West Broad Farmers Market Online!

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

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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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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.

Upcoming Events
Oct
31
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market (Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market (Drive...
Oct 31 @ 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
Nov
7
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Nov 7 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
To register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page.  
Nov
16
Mon
5:30 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Nov 16 @ 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.
Dec
12
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Dec 12 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
To register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page.  
Dec
21
Mon
5:30 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Dec 21 @ 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
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.
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.
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.
Apr
19
Mon
5:30 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Apr 19 @ 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.
May
17
Mon
5:30 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
May 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.

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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