Land for Conservation and Community

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

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2020

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday serves as “a day on, not a day off.” Athens Land Trust will honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day by hosting two volunteer sites at Five Acre Woods for Invasive Plant Management and Mae Willie Community for a Garden Workday.

2020 Grow Your Business Course

We are excited to host this series of workshops designed to help budding entrepreneurs develop their business and for existing business owners to grow their businesses. Our goal is to have registrants attend every workshop to take full advantage of this amazing FREE offering, as well as to develop a written business plan for their business. Click here to learn about sponsorship opportunities or other ways to get involved!

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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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2020 MLK Day of Service

Join us Monday, January 20 for "A Day On and Not a Day Off" at the city-wide MLK Day of Service and Celebration! Stay tuned for the locations of our available service sites.

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2020 Green Life Expo & Awards Ceremony

Help us honor our 2020 conservation awardees at the Green Life Expo & Awards on February 29, 2020! More event details are coming soon!

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!

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Cultivating Community

Join us Sunday, March 1st for our sixth Cultivating Community dinner held at The National.

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Learn About our Homeownership Program!

Interested in learning more about ALT's Homeownership program?Attend an Affordable Housing info session to learn more and apply!

Upcoming Events
Jan
28
Tue
6:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
Jan 28 @ 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
Jan
30
Thu
5:30 pm Grow Your Business Course: The P...
Grow Your Business Course: The P...
Jan 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Athens Land Trust is excited to host this series of workshops designed to help budding entrepreneurs develop their business and for existing business owners to grow their business. Our goal is to have registrants attend every workshop to take full advantage of this amazing FREE offering, as well as to develop a written business plan ... Read more
Feb
4
Tue
5:30 pm Grow Your Business Course: The M...
Grow Your Business Course: The M...
Feb 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Athens Land Trust is excited to host this series of workshops designed to help budding entrepreneurs develop their business and for existing business owners to grow their business. Our goal is to have registrants attend every workshop to take full advantage of this amazing FREE offering, as well as to develop a written business plan ... Read more
Feb
11
Tue
12:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
Feb 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
5:30 pm Grow Your Business Course: The S...
Grow Your Business Course: The S...
Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Athens Land Trust is excited to host this series of workshops designed to help budding entrepreneurs develop their business and for existing business owners to grow their business. Our goal is to have registrants attend every workshop to take full advantage of this amazing FREE offering, as well as to develop a written business plan ... Read more
Feb
18
Tue
5:30 pm Grow Your Business Course: The F...
Grow Your Business Course: The F...
Feb 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Athens Land Trust is excited to host this series of workshops designed to help budding entrepreneurs develop their business and for existing business owners to grow their business. Our goal is to have registrants attend every workshop to take full advantage of this amazing FREE offering, as well as to develop a written business plan ... Read more
Feb
25
Tue
6:00 pm Affordable Housing Info Session
Affordable Housing Info Session
Feb 25 @ 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
Feb
27
Thu
5:30 pm Grow Your Business Course: Finan...
Grow Your Business Course: Finan...
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Athens Land Trust is excited to host this series of workshops designed to help budding entrepreneurs develop their business and for existing business owners to grow their business. Our goal is to have registrants attend every workshop to take full advantage of this amazing FREE offering, as well as to develop a written business plan ... Read more
Feb
29
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Feb 29 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
To register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page.  
Mar
1
Sun
6:00 pm Cultivating Community Dinner
Cultivating Community Dinner
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for our sixth annual Cultivating Community Dinner. Proceeds will support the Young Urban Farmers program, which provides paid training and development for high school students to learn technical gardening and farming skills, explore entrepreneurial endeavors and network with local farmers and leaders in community agriculture.

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

Find Us

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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