Join Us for the Upcountry Oyster Roast!

The Upcountry Oyster Roast is a spring celebration to commemorate Athens Land Trust’s 30 years of preserving, protecting, and strengthening the fabric of the community. Please join us on April 14 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Athentic Brewing Company for live music from Bichos Vivos, delicious local fare, beer and other libations brewed right on site, and of course... oysters!

We’re also very excited to announce the release of Land Sakes Lager, a seasonal Pale Czech Lager created by the incredible team at Athentic in celebration of our 30th anniversary!

Join Us for the Upcountry Oyster Roast!
About ALT
Land for Conservation and Community

Athens Land Trust preserves, protects, and strengthens the fabric of the community through education and the stewardship of land for purposes of affordable housing, conservation, agriculture, and economic development.

About ALT
Read Our Latest Newsletter!
Read Our Latest Newsletter!

The latest edition of our print newsletter is now available. Click here for program updates, feature stories, and to learn what we've accomplished in 2023!

Read Our Latest Newsletter!
Introducing the Athens Energy Opportunity Program
Introducing the Athens Energy Opportunity Program

With the cost of energy on the rise, many Athens residents are feeling the burden of higher bills. The Athens Energy Opportunity Program aims to educate community members on Weatherization, Energy, Home Repairs, Utility Rebates, Solar Installation, and other services.

Introducing the Athens Energy Opportunity Program
The West Broad Farmers Market Returns!

You can find the West Broad Farmers Market on Tuesdays from 5 to 8 PM at Athentic Brewing Company in Normaltown and Saturdays from 11 AM to 2 PM in the West Broad neighborhood!

The West Broad Farmers Market Returns!
Grow Your Business Workshops
Grow Your Business Spring Workshop Series

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 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.

Grow Your Business Workshops
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What's Happening

The Athens Land Trust office is open to the public during our standard business hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

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The Upcountry Oyster Roast Returns!

Jon us April 14 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Athentic Brewing Co to celebrate our 30th anniversary at the Upcountry Oyster Roast!

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Spring Workshop Series Kicks off in February

Our free workshop series for budding entrepreneurs developing their business and for existing business owners who want to grow their business starts soon!

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Learn About Our Homeownership Program!

Are you ready to become our next first-time homeowner? Affordable Housing Info Sessions are offered twice a month. Click here for Session dates.

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The West Broad Farmers Market

The 2024 market season kicks off April 20. We are now accepting applications from local farmers, growers, bakers, and makers.

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Homebuyer Education Class Dates

Our HUD-certified class will prepare you for becoming a first-time homeowner in Georgia. Click here for dates and more info.

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Volunteer With Us!

We are seeking some helping hands with volunteer opportunities in our Community Agriculture and Conservation programs this spring. Click here for more info.

Upcoming Events
Mar
2
Sat
11:00 am Grow Your Business Workshop Series
Grow Your Business Workshop Series
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 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
9
Sat
11:00 am Grow Your Business Workshop Series
Grow Your Business Workshop Series
Mar 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 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
12
Tue
12:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session ...
Affordable Housing Info Session ...
Mar 12 @ 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. Register online or call 706-613-0122. Starting in February of 2023, info sessions on the 2nd ... Read more
Mar
16
Sat
11:00 am Grow Your Business Workshop Series
Grow Your Business Workshop Series
Mar 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 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
18
Mon
5:30 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Mar 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.   Our November board meeting has been moved to Monday, November ... Read more
Mar
23
Sat
9:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Mar 23 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Homebuyer Education Workshops are held at the Athens Land Trust office located at 685 N. Pope St., Athens, GA 30601. The workshop is split into two sessions held on consecutive Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Registrants must attend BOTH sessions to receive their class certificate. The classes are grouped together in the Custom ... Read more
Mar
27
Wed
5:30 pm Affordable Housing Info Session ...
Affordable Housing Info Session ...
Mar 27 @ 5:30 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. Register online or call 706-613-0122. Starting in February of 2023, info sessions on the 2nd ... Read more
Mar
28
Thu
4:00 pm Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
Mar 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop @ Williams Farm
This hands-on workshop, lead by Athens Clarke County Extension Agent, Laura Ney PhD, will demonstrate the basics of fruit tree care and annual spring pruning. It will be held at Williams Farm March 28th, from 4pm until 6pm. Click here to register.
Mar
30
Sat
9:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Mar 30 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Homebuyer Education Workshops are held at the Athens Land Trust office located at 685 N. Pope St., Athens, GA 30601. The workshop is split into two sessions held on consecutive Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Registrants must attend BOTH sessions to receive their class certificate. The classes are grouped together in the Custom ... Read more
Apr
9
Tue
12:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session ...
Affordable Housing Info Session ...
Apr 9 @ 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. Register online or call 706-613-0122. Starting in February of 2023, info sessions on the 2nd ... Read more
Apr
14
Sun
2:00 pm The Upcountry Oyster Roast
The Upcountry Oyster Roast
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Upcountry Oyster Roast has traditionally been a spring celebration to commemorate conservation achievements from the past year and to raise funds to support future land conservation and farmer outreach efforts. This year, we’re celebrating Athens Land Trust’s 30 years of preserving, protecting, and strengthening the fabric of the community. Proceeds from this event will help ... Read more
Apr
15
Mon
5:30 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Apr 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.   Our November board meeting has been moved to Monday, November ... Read more
Apr
24
Wed
5:30 pm Affordable Housing Info Session ...
Affordable Housing Info Session ...
Apr 24 @ 5:30 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. Register online or call 706-613-0122. Starting in February of 2023, info sessions on the 2nd ... Read more
Apr
27
Sat
9:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Apr 27 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Homebuyer Education Workshops are held at the Athens Land Trust office located at 685 N. Pope St., Athens, GA 30601. The workshop is split into two sessions held on consecutive Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Registrants must attend BOTH sessions to receive their class certificate. The classes are grouped together in the Custom ... Read more
May
4
Sat
9:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
May 4 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Homebuyer Education Workshops are held at the Athens Land Trust office located at 685 N. Pope St., Athens, GA 30601. The workshop is split into two sessions held on consecutive Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Registrants must attend BOTH sessions to receive their class certificate. The classes are grouped together in the Custom ... Read more

Help Us Sustain Healthy Communities

Your donation supports the causes of food justice, land conservation, affordable housing, and economic opportunity for all.

Our Impact

With nearly three decades of work with the Athens community, together we’ve made significant progress toward improving access, health, and wealth.


acres of farmland, forests, wetlands, and other lands permanently protected across Georgia through conservation easements

low-to-moderate income families have become first-time homeowners
permanently affordable, energy efficient single-family homes built or substantially rehabilitated in historically Black neighborhoods

affordable rental units developed for extremely low- to low-income households
volunteer hours served by 139 volunteers as of November 2023​

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