The Puget Sound Agrarian Commons launched with a ten-acre farmland gift from Ms. Caroline Gardner on Whidbey Island. As we prepare our search for the first farmer leaseholder, we are currently seeding relationships, collaborations, and partnerships with stakeholders, organic farm schools, immersive nature schools, community land trusts, farmer training and support organizations, and others engaged in the land and connected to the Salish Sea and Puget Sound.
The Puget Sound Agrarian Commons is located on traditional and ancestral lands of a number of Indigenous peoples and nations, who have lived in relationship with these lands since time immemorial. We honor their elders, past and present. Much of this land is unceded, and in many cases, these territories were stolen, seized, or otherwise acquired through genocidal actions of the state, colonizers, and settlers. As an organization primarily of settlers, we are committed to renewing our relationships with Indigenous peoples, and supporting Indigenous sovereignty through word and action. Please visit native-land.ca to learn the names and histories of the Coast Salish peoples who live here in the Puget Sound area.
The Puget Sound Washington Agrarian Commons is organized and shall be operated exclusively for the purpose of holding title to property, collecting income therefrom, and turning the entire amount, less expenses to the AGRARIAN LAND TRUST within the meaning of Section 501(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the “Code”). Agrarian Land Trust, the parent corporation of Puget Sound Washington Agrarian Commons, is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(a) and described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Code.