Land for Conservation and Community

Athens Land Trust preserves, protects, and strengthens the fabric of the community through education and the stewardship of land for purposes of affordable housing, conservation, agriculture, and economic development.

Athens Land Trust Office Reopened to the Public

The Athens Land Trust office is now open to the public during our standard business hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. In efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19, all visitors to the office are required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. We thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Athens Land Trust is excited to host this course designed to help budding entrepreneurs develop their business and for existing business owners to grow their business. Thanks to funding through the ACC Community Development Block Grant, there is no cost to participate. Our goal is to have registrants attend every course date to take full advantage of this amazing FREE offering, as well as to develop a written business plan for their business. Workshops will be part-lecture and part in-class work to give attendees time to develop strong business plans and strategies. Meetings will also feature local guest speakers.

Shop fresh produce, baked goods, prepared foods, arts and crafts, fresh cut flowers, meat and dairy products, and more through the West Broad Farmers Market online at wbfm.locallygrown.net or call us to place an order over the phone at 706-765-4020! We accept orders from Sundays at 5 PM through Thursdays at 1PM, and you can pick up your order on Saturdays from 11:30 to 1:30 in our drive-through (or bike -through and walk-through!) market.

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What's Happening

Please note: The Athens Land Trust office is now open to the public during our standard business hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. In efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19, all visitors to the office are required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. We thank you in advance for your cooperation! 

Fall Workshop Series: Grow Your Business

Registration for the Grow Your Business course is open! This FREE course is designed to help budding entrepreneurs develop their business and for existing business owners to grow their business.

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Homebuyer Education Course Dates

November and December dates for our 8-hour, HUG-Certified Homebuyer Education Course are posted. click here for more information.

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Book Sale to Benefit Athens Land Trust

Sales from the 2nd edition of "There is a Season: An Intentional Approach to Sustenance will benefit the work of Athens Land Trust. Click here to learn more about this wonderful book!

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Shop the West Broad Farmers Market!

The West Broad Farmers Market is open every week through December 14, 2021. Order online or by phone and pick up on Saturdays via drive-thru!

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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. Click here for Info Session dates.

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Accepting Internship Applications for Fall

We are seeking interns in our Affordable Housing, Community Agriculture, and Conservation Departments for the summer and fall. Click here for to apply!

Upcoming Events
Oct
26
Tue
9:00 am Heritage Park Invasive Plant Spe...
Heritage Park Invasive Plant Spe...
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
In partnership with with the Keep Oconee County Beautiful Commission, Oconee County Parks and Recreation Department, and the Oconee County Government, we invite you to join us for a series of fall invasive species removal work days at Heritage Park! This is an excellent opportunity to get outside, learn more about forest health and meet new people. Click here ... Read more
Oct
27
Wed
5:30 pm Fall 2021 Grow Your Business Course
Fall 2021 Grow Your Business Course
Oct 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Athens Land Trust is excited to host this course designed to help budding entrepreneurs develop their business and for existing business owners to grow their business. Thanks to funding through the ACC Community Development Block Grant, there is no cost to participate. Our goal is to have registrants attend every course date to take full ... Read more
5:30 pm Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Oct 27 @ 5:30 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
Oct
30
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Oct 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
The Market is open for shopping each week from Sunday at 5pm to Thursday at 1pm, with drive through (or walk/bike through!) pick-up on Saturdays from 11:30 to 1:30! Shop online at wbfm.locallygrown.net or give us a call at 706-765-4020.
Nov
3
Wed
5:30 pm Fall 2021 Grow Your Business Course
Fall 2021 Grow Your Business Course
Nov 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Athens Land Trust is excited to host this course designed to help budding entrepreneurs develop their business and for existing business owners to grow their business. Thanks to funding through the ACC Community Development Block Grant, there is no cost to participate. Our goal is to have registrants attend every course date to take full ... Read more
Nov
6
Sat
11:30 am West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
West Broad Farmers Market: Drive...
Nov 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
The Market is open for shopping each week from Sunday at 5pm to Thursday at 1pm, with drive through (or walk/bike through!) pick-up on Saturdays from 11:30 to 1:30! Shop online at wbfm.locallygrown.net or give us a call at 706-765-4020.
Nov
9
Tue
9:00 am Heritage Park Invasive Plant Spe...
Heritage Park Invasive Plant Spe...
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
In partnership with with the Keep Oconee County Beautiful Commission, Oconee County Parks and Recreation Department, and the Oconee County Government, we invite you to join us for a series of fall invasive species removal work days at Heritage Park! This is an excellent opportunity to get outside, learn more about forest health and meet new people. Click here ... Read more
12:00 pm Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Online: Affordable Housing Info ...
Nov 9 @ 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
Nov
10
Wed
5:30 pm Fall 2021 Grow Your Business Course
Fall 2021 Grow Your Business Course
Nov 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Athens Land Trust is excited to host this course designed to help budding entrepreneurs develop their business and for existing business owners to grow their business. Thanks to funding through the ACC Community Development Block Grant, there is no cost to participate. Our goal is to have registrants attend every course date to take full ... Read more
Nov
13
Sat
8:30 am Homebuyer Education Class
Homebuyer Education Class
Nov 13 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
The Homebuyer Education Course is currently hosted online via Zoom. For more information and to register, visit the Homebuyer Education Class page. Classes are typically held on Saturdays, with occasional exceptions. Please stay tuned for details of in-person Homebuyer Education Course opportunities in 2021 and 2022.  

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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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