The Creation of Local Agrarian Commons In the next two decades alone, it’s estimated that across the US, over 400 million acres of farmland will change ownership. The Agrarian Trust is a nonprofit organization that works tirelessly to ensure that tomorrow’s farmers have access
“Agrarian Trust, a nonprofit committed to supporting land access for the next generation of farmers, is experimenting with community-controlled land commons to collectively and democratically own the land, while giving 99-year leases to regenerative farmers. This model prioritizes broader community involvement and investment in local farms, while giving farmers long-term land security and equity interests so that they can fully commit to restoring the land over many decades.”
Our founding board member Severine von Tscharner Fleming inspires us to consider the question, “What does the land want?” in her latest talk as a Fellow with the Edmund Hillary Fellowship based in New Zealand.
To get our full newsletter, including exclusives for subscribers, visit: agrariantrust.org/subscribe Spring 2019 Newsletter Highlights First and foremost, please join us in welcoming Josie Walker to our team! Josie is now our Eastern North Carolina Project Coordinator for FaithLands, a
“Cuba is a great example of how organic farming could supersede conventional agriculture.” —Food First’s Madaly Alcala
Video: FAO International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers featuring Agrarian Trust Board Chair
In the context of global warming, issues of access to land and water have been revived at a moment of disappearing land, mass migration, foreclosures, evictions, rent hikes, land grabs, and the privatization of clean water. We believe that now is a vital moment for academics and activists to enter a shared conversation about control and access to land and water, naming the most formidable challenges, the utopian models, and the important historical analogues for our present moment.
by Brooke Werley When I first heard of this project, I misheard Agrarian Trust, instead hearing A Growing Trust. I liked it. In the dreams of many young farmers is a growing sense of renewing a trust in the land