Envisioning Racial Equity in Agriculture: A Groundwater Approach to Our Food System

Feb, 28 2019 • Food Systems and Security ,Land Justice and Equity • By Agrarian Trust

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.

Looking Back to Look Forward: Expanding the Toolbox to Create Equitable, Secure & Affordable Access to Land

Dec, 18 2018 • Agrarian Trust ,Land Access Strategies ,Land Justice and Equity • By Jamie Pottern

That these farms are going to change hands is inevitable; that the next generation of farmers who so desperately want to farm them cannot afford to buy them is a stark reality. How can land trusts help turn the tide against the mounting barriers faced by our nation’s farmers?

Land Access & Racial Equity: Creating an Agrarian Commons

Aug, 07 2018 • Agrarian Commons ,Commons Alliance ,Land Access Strategies ,Land Justice and Equity • By Agrarian Trust

How do we cooperatively own and steward land for food sovereignty, soil and ecosystem health, community benefit, service to the watershed, and more? Agrarian Trust’s proposed method is a new form (legal, cultural, and financial) of land ownership to support land access for the next generation of farmers, and we make the path by walking it.