Land in Common: A Bold and Patient Model for Agrarian Reform in Maine

Sep, 30 2019 • Agrarian Commons ,Commons Alliance ,Land Access Strategies • By Eliza Spellman Taylor

Land in Common is a Community Land Trust in Maine, born out of a community-focused, land justice centered living space that has evolved over the past twenty years. Officially founded in 2008, Land in Common is a nonprofit organization that removes land from the commodity market and places it into a member-run trust where it can be stewarded by residents. Its goal is to create “a multi-generational land base for sustainable livelihoods that supports communities working for just, cooperative, and resilient futures.”