Land for Conservation and Community

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

Athens Land Trust’s West Broad Farmers Market will open a drive-thru market on May 9th. We are excited to be able to open in this innovative and socially responsible way. The market will be in its new location at 300 S. Rockpsprings Street (in the parking lot of the Athens Housing Authority. This location is the result of an amazing partnership with the Athens Housing Authority - they have made their parking lot available and have provided the use of an acre of land adjacent for the new West Broad Garden. All these activities are within walking distance of the previous site and in better proximity to the residents of Rocksprings Homes. The market will feature all of the same vendors Athenians have come to know and love and is providing an important venue for sales for many small businesses. Our new online market will go live on May 3rd, so click "Learn More" for all the details of how you can shop the West Broad Farmers Market!

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Please note: The Athens Land Trust office is closed and all public events are cancelled until further notice.

Even though our office is currently closed, all staff are continuing to provide service over the phone, video or email. We are here to help with your needs.

For our homeowners and renters, we want to let you know that we are here to assist you in any way we can, as we always are. Please call David at 706-614-9636 to talk through any concerns you have.

Lastly, please stay safe and make sure you wash your hands upon entering your home. Always keep your hands away from your face, and practice social distancing. If you feel ill, please limit contact with others. Thank you for your personal efforts to adapt, shelter in place and make public health a priority. It’s a very difficult time and we are truly in this together.

Up to date information on the situation can be found CDC COVID-19 Information and Georgia Department of Health for Georgia specific information.  This link is Athens Clarke County’s COVID-19 page.

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

Please note: all in-person classes, gatherings, and other events have been cancelled or postponed for the time being.

Welcome to the West Broad Farmers Market

West Broad Farmers Market Moves Online!

The West Broad Farmers Market is back, now with online and phone ordering and drive-through pickup at our new location!

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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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Now Hiring: Young Urban Builders Foreman

We are seeking a coordinator to work with the students in the Young Uban Builders program. Click here to learn more and apply.

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Now Hiring: Conservation Director

We are seeking a dynamic Conservation Director who is willing to continue to grow our complex and conservation program.

Upcoming Events
Jul
11
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market (Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market (Drive...
Jul 11 @ 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
Jul
14
Tue
12:00 pm Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm
Update: Due to the threat of COVID-19 to our community, Affordable Housing Information Sessions will be moved online until it is safe to host public gatherings again. 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 ... Read more
Jul
18
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Jul 18 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
To register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page.  
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market (Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market (Drive...
Jul 18 @ 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
Jul
20
Mon
5:30 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Jul 20 @ 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.
Jul
25
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market (Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market (Drive...
Jul 25 @ 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
Jul
28
Tue
6:00 pm Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm
Update: Due to the threat of COVID-19 to our community, Affordable Housing Information Sessions will be moved online until it is safe to host public gatherings again. 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 ... Read more
Aug
1
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market (Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market (Drive...
Aug 1 @ 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
Aug
8
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Aug 8 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
To register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page.  
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market (Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market (Drive...
Aug 8 @ 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

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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