Athens Land Trust conserves, empowers, & sustains communities through responsible and visionary land use.
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!
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.
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
Help Us Create Healthy Communities
Your donation supports the causes of food justice, land conservation, affordable housing, and economic opportunity for all.
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
We’re right off Prince Ave, a few blocks from downtown, in a light blue house up on Pope Street. We welcome your visit!