Land for Conservation and Community

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

Athens Land Trust is proud to mark 25 years of building stronger, healthier, more equitable and sustainable communities, and grateful for the relationships we have built with neighborhood residents, families, local businesses, and institutions that make this long-term work possible. This shared commitment to our community has inspired the Community Carnival at West Broad, and we invite you to join us in celebration on June 1st, 2019.

There will be game booths, food trucks and vendors, carnival rides, face painting, a beer garden, and more! Stay tuned for details on this wonderful community celebration.

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.

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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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Preparing for Hard Times: a Homeowner Workshop

The course is designed for homeowners and potential homeowners who wish to know how to navigate future crises. The course will take place on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the Athens Land Trust Conference Room located at 685 N Pope st, Athens, GA 30601.

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25th Anniversary Community Carnival

We are so excited to announce the 25th Anniversary Community Carnival at the West Broad Garden! Save the date: June 1st, 2019. There will be game booths, food trucks and vendors, carnival rides, face painting, a beer garden, and more!

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Rooting for Community Camp

RFC Camp is a two week long Summer camp for youth ages 8-12. Click here to learn more about this wonderful opportunity.

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Rooting for Community Camp

RFC Camp is a two week long Summer camp for youth ages 8-12. Click here to learn more about this wonderful opportunity.

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Farm Share

Our Spring Farm Share sign-up open now! Purchase a Farm Share today to support local farmers and vendors, while getting fresh fruits, veggies, and other delicious foods every week!

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Volunteer with Us!

Learn about upcoming volunteer opportunities and ways to get involved with ALT and the Athens community.

Upcoming Events
May
28
Tue
6:00 pm Farmer Network Meeting
Farmer Network Meeting
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us Tuesday, May 28th from 6-8 PM for our next Farmer Network Meeting! In May we are going to visit Williams Farm, Athens Land Trust’s education, outreach, and food production farm for Farm Share (CSA) and markets. We will get a tour from Farm Manager Seth Nivens, discuss farmland protection and CSAs, and brainstorm ... Read more
Jun
1
Sat
7:55 pm 25th Anniversary Community Carnival
25th Anniversary Community Carnival
Jun 1 @ 7:55 pm
We are excited to announce the 25th Anniversary Community Carnival! Please join us June 1st, 2019 at the West Broad Garden for game booths, food trucks, carnival rides, face painting, and more! Stay tuned for more details!
Jun
8
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Jun 8 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
To register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page.
Jun
11
Tue
12:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
Jun 11 @ 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. There are two sessions per month on the second Tuesday at 12:00 noon and fourth ... Read more
Jun
15
Sat
9:00 am Juneteenth Celebration
Juneteenth Celebration
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us Saturday, June 15th at West Broad Farmers Market and Garden for our 5th Annual Juneteenth Celebration. We have an exciting line up of workshops, cultural activities, live music, and performances the whole family will enjoy. Stay tuned for more details on this community-wide celebration!
Jun
17
Mon
5:30 pm Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Athens Land Trust Board Meeting
Jun 17 @ 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.
Jun
27
Thu
6:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
Jun 27 @ 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
Jul
9
Tue
12:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
Jul 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. There are two sessions per month on the second Tuesday at 12:00 noon and fourth ... 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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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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