Today Agrarian Trust announces the launch of the Agrarian Commons, a transformative new model for community-centered farm and ranch ownership and tenure, in 10 states across the country.
We’re thrilled to welcome Robin Emmons to our team as our National FaithLands Coordinator, a coalition-led initiative that supports faith communities in making lands available for sustainable, agroecological farming, especially to those in society marginalized by virtue of class, race,
NEXT GENERATION LAND ACCESS Vernon Family Farm Newfields, NH In partnership with: Vernon Family Farm in Newfields, NH was founded in 2014 by Jeremiah and Nicole Vernon on 33 conserved acres along the Piscassic River in Newfields, NH. In the
Brookford Farm Canterbury, NH In partnership with: Agrarian Trust and the Agrarian Commons Brookford Farm in Canterbury, NH was started by Catarina and Luke Mahoney in 2007 as a dairy farm on 200 acres. By 2012, their farm had grown
A successful Green New Deal will integrate what we know about carbon, emissions, and pollution into policies related to agriculture and land use.
We’re thrilled to welcome Josie Walker to our team as our Eastern North Carolina Project Coordinator for FaithLands, a coalition-led initiative that supports faith communities in making lands available for sustainable, agroecological farming, especially to those in society marginalized by virtue of class, race, gender, economic status, and other factors.
The Earthseed Land Collective was formally established in 2012 by a group of black and brown farmers and social justice organizers. All in their 30s and early 40s at the time of its founding, the group currently includes seven founding members. Over the past decade, they have sought to establish a stable land base for their families and an equally grounded, self-sustaining, and welcoming hub for community building, particularly among farmers of color and food justice advocates…
In the United States today, 98% of farmland is owned by white people. That raises some critical questions. Namely, how can we in the land trust community—historically white-led and governed—achieve racial equity and social justice in our work for land access for the next generation of farmers? In our latest post, we reflect on how the Racial Equity Institute’s “Groundwater Approach” provides a powerful framework for understanding racial inequity and creating systemic change.
We commissioned and presented a new poster to visually explain how we’ve mapped out the structure of an agrarian commons and engaged in discussions with a number of legacy farmers who expressed interest. Check out our new Agrarian Commons poster (version 1.0) and let us know what you think!