Agrarian Trust is creating a local Agrarian Commons (through establishing 501c2 land-holding entities) to support land access and tenure for the next generation of farmers. We see this model as a necessary and innovative approach to address the realities of farmland owner demographics, wealth disparity, farm viability, and all who are excluded and marginalized from equity in land, food, and community.
The local Agrarian Commons will hold farmland to: (1) support ecological restorative agriculture and community, (2) convey 99-year lease tenure and equity interest to farmers, (3) share in ecological stewardship investment, and (4) support farm viability and local agrarian economies.
>> Check back for more information on this exciting initiative — coming soon!
Agrarian Legal Support
Agrarian Legal Support is an emerging network and learning community of landowners, beginning farmers, landless farmers/tenants, nonprofits, land trusts, cooperatives, farmer service providers, lawyers, land reparations workers, faith community members, and more.
Agrarian Legal Support is both an initiative of Agrarian Trust, a nonprofit organization working to support land access for the next generation of farmers, and a partnership with our friends at the Sustainable Economies Law Center, Farm Commons, Land for Good, Conservation Law Foundation, and Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School.
FaithLands is an emerging coalition and learning community seeking to connect religious traditions, agriculture, and ecological stewardship, inspiring a spiritual and ethical revolution in our relationship to each other and the land.
FaithLands is a growing national movement to connect and inspire faith communities to use their land in new ways that promote ecological and human health, support local food and farming, enact reparative justice, and strengthen communities.
OurLand is a biennial symposium focused on highlighting efforts to address questions of land access and tenure both in the U.S. and around the world. We invite speakers, organizers, community members, and others to come together for a day of talks, land walks, and exchange that inspires critical engagement with land stewardship.
OurLand has held two previous symposia in California and New Mexico, and we plan to hold our third OurLand Symposium within the coming year.