Land for Conservation and Community

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

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. On any given Saturday morning, you can find fresh produce, baked goods, local artisans, fresh cut flowers, live music, wifi, cooking demos, sustainable gardening workshops, yoga in the garden, and more!

Head over to the West Broad Farmers Market and Garden on Saturday, October 19th for our annual Fall Festival! There will be fresh produce and goods, live music, trunk or treating, horseback riding, fun fall arts and crafts, kids’ activities, a sweet potato pie contest and more! This is a fun event for the whole family, so come one, come all!

Please join us for a beautiful evening on the farm with refreshments and a look back at all of what our members and partners have helped us accomplish in 2019!

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 (Wednesdays or 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.

Join us for the 2019 Grow Your Farm Business Course, presented by Athens Land Trust and the Georgia’s Farmers Market Association. This course is designed for new and beginning farmers that want to start or grow a farm business!

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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

Fall Festival

2019 Fall Festival

Join us for a Sweet Potato Pie contest, Trunk or Treating, live music, pumpkin painting, and a kids costume contest at our 2019 Fall Festival!

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Fall Farm Share

Fall Farm Share starts this month! One Farm Share requires a one-time upfront payment of $250 yielding 6-8 items weekly and One Half Share requires a one-time upfront payment of $175, yielding 4-5 produce items weekly for a 10 week season.

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Affordable Housing Info Session

Are you interested in learning more about homeownership opportunities through Athens Land Trust? Join us on October 22nd at 6 PM to learn more!

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Grow Your Farm Business

Join us for the 2019 Grow Your Farm Business Course! This course is for new and beginning farmers that want to start or grow a farm business.

Volunteers

Interested in Volunteering?

To sign-up for a Recurring Volunteer Event, select the event and shift on our Volunteer Calendar. Stay tuned for updates on our special volunteer events!

Upcoming Events
Oct
21
Mon
5:30 pm Grow Your Farm Business Course: ...
Grow Your Farm Business Course: ...
Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for the 2019 Grow Your Farm Business Course, presented by Athens Land Trust and the Georgia’s Farmers Market Association. This course is designed for new and beginning farmers that want to start or grow a farm business. Click the link below to reserve your spot in this 6-week course!   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFGw-4Gca71XPZtT1NSJczpwTYqKBSVUgO7J3B-Rk-UKPYKQ/viewform
Oct
22
Tue
6:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
Oct 22 @ 6:00 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. There are two sessions per month on the second Tuesday at 12:00 noon and fourth ... Read more
Oct
28
Mon
5:30 pm Grow Your Farm Business Course: ...
Grow Your Farm Business Course: ...
Oct 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for the 2019 Grow Your Farm Business Course, presented by Athens Land Trust and the Georgia’s Farmers Market Association. This course is designed for new and beginning farmers that want to start or grow a farm business. Click the link below to reserve your spot in this 6-week course!   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFGw-4Gca71XPZtT1NSJczpwTYqKBSVUgO7J3B-Rk-UKPYKQ/viewform
Oct
30
Wed
10:00 am Small Business Fund Info Session
Small Business Fund Info Session
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Come learn about our small business loan! A community revolving loan fund (CRLF) is an economic development tool in which a pool of money is used for the purpose of making loans to individuals and businesses in the community. As loans are repaid by the borrowers, the money is returned to the loan fund, creating ... Read more
Nov
7
Thu
5:30 pm 2019 Annual Meeting and Celebration
2019 Annual Meeting and Celebration
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Please join us for a beautiful evening on the farm with refreshments and a look back at all of what our members and partners have helped us accomplish in 2019! For more information, contact: Erin O’Brien erin@athenslandtrust.org (706) 613-0122
Nov
9
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Nov 9 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
To register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page.  

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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