Land for Conservation and Community

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

Join us for the fifth annual Cultivating Community Dinner to help ensure affordable, healthy produce is available to all members of our community.

Green Life Expo & Awards

In 2019, two green events come together! The Green Life Expo, which brings education, workshops, and kids activities to help build a more sustainable community, will be combined with the annual GreenFest Awards, which recognize community members and organizations who have gone above and beyond to improve our environment. We are proud to partner in this great event and celebrate our awardees!

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!

Marissa Joyner Scholarship Fund

In honor of all the good Marissa Joyner has done for the Athens community, this scholarship fund has been established for her two boys. The entirety of your donation in her honor will go toward supporting Marissa’s sons.

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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

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Cultivating Community Dinner

Join us February 24, 2019 for the annual Cultivating Community Dinner.

Feb monthly Small Business info session

Community Revolving Loan Fund Info Session

Please join us for an info session on the Community Revolving Loan Fund, a new initiative of our department of Credit and Financial Growth.

Greenlife Expo & Awards

Help us celebrate our awardees at the 2019 Green Life Expo and Awards!

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Be a Vendor

We are currently accepting vendor applications for the 2019 season at West Broad Farmers Market.

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Grow Your Business

RSVP to reserve your spot for our free 8 week business development course coming this March!

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We're Hiring

Check out our job opening to learn how you can join the Athens Land Trust team as an AmeriCorps Vista.

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Farm Share

Our Spring Farm Share sign-up is coming this February! Stay tuned for more details on how to register.

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Upcountry Oyster Roast

Save the date! The annaul Upcountry Oyster Roast will take place on March 31, 2019. Stay tuned for details!

Upcoming Events
Feb
23
Sat
10:00 am Greenlife Expo and Greenfest Awards
Greenlife Expo and Greenfest Awards
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
In 2019, two green events come together! The Green Life Expo, which brings education, workshops, and kids activities to help build a more sustainable community, will be combined with the annual GreenFest awards, which recognize community members and organizations who have gone above and beyond to improve our environment. We are proud to partner in ... Read more
Feb
24
Sun
6:00 pm Cultivating Community Dinner
Cultivating Community Dinner
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Since 2013, the West Broad Farmers Market has matched thousands of dollars spent on fresh produce for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) customers through our Double Dollars program. In partnership with Wholesome Wave Georgia, this program matches each dollar spent by SNAP recipients. In addition to making healthy food more affordable, the Double Dollars program ... Read more
Mar
9
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Mar 9 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
To register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page.
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 meetings are open to the public and take place at our office at 685 N. Pope St., Athens, GA 30601.
5:30 pm Grow Your Business Course
Grow Your Business Course
Mar 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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. Successful entrepreneurs ... Read more
Mar
30
Sat
9:00 am Celebrating Women at West Broad ...
Celebrating Women at West Broad ...
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us in celebrating women for Women’s History Month at the Market! Note: This is a special event, and not a part of the regular 2019 Market season. The regular Market season will begin May 4, 2019.
Mar
31
Sun
3:00 pm Upcountry Oyster Roast
Upcountry Oyster Roast
Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Save the date! the annual Upcountry Oyster Roast will take place on Sunday, March 31, 2019. 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 ... Read more
Apr
13
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Apr 13 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
To register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page.
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 meetings are open to the public and take place at our office at 685 N. Pope St., Athens, GA 30601.
Apr
27
Sat
9:00 am Block Party at West Broad Farmer...
Block Party at West Broad Farmer...
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us for the annual neighborhood block party at the Farmers Market! More details coming soon. Note: This is a special event, and not part of the regular 2019 Market season. The regular Market season will begin May 4, 2019.

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. We welcome your visit!

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Greenlife Expo & Awards

Help us celebrate our awardees at the 2019 Green Life Expo and Awards!