Below you will find resources on Nonprofit land ownership, Land Trusts and Commons that are sure to educate, inspire, and inform!
Farm Commons provides many resources, guidance and template documents here on the legal side of farm business operations, structures and ownership.
From the Nuns and Nones Land Justice Project, the Imagining Land Justice guidebook series brings core principles of land justice to life through real case studies, context, scenarios, and stories. Available as free PDF download!
Here you can read about Temple Wilton Community Farm, a farm that is owned in community, and is foundational as it carried forward the subscription agriculture model by co-founding the Community Supported Agriculture model in 1984 and evolved the community land trust model by creating the Community Supported Land Tenure model in 2016.
The Land For Good Build-a-Lease Tool will help you develop or improve your farm lease. With this Tool you can:
Learn about farm leases
Build a working version of a lease agreement that fits your situation or intent
Share, review and edit the Tool output with your attorney and the other party
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is an academic and policy focused think tank that develops useful resource and research publications.
The National Young Farmers Coalition offers this series of lessons that will prepare you to confidently approach the financial decisions related to acquiring your first farm.
Have a legal question but not quite ready to read a full legal guide? These Bite-Sized Legal Guides are a great place to start! Find info on worker cooperatives, nonprofits, food and farming, and more!
The “Food Commons” is an anticipatory response to the food and land sovereignty movement. It is a regional, whole systems demonstration project, which can serve as a model for actualizing the food revolution in communities everywhere.
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