Neighbors Sharing Land = more food, more community

  by eden.

Living Lands Agrarian Network

Potential Farm LandAre you searching for land to grow food on? Or do you know someone who has land searching for a farmer? The Living Lands Agrarian Network, based in Nevada City, CA, provides a model for bringing landholders and landless farmers together. They offer training and mentorship to aspiring farmers through a diverse network of farmers and farms. When a trainee is ready to begin their own independent farming business, LLAN offers access to land, infrastructure, continued mentorship, as well as venues for farm sales to help them get a successful start.

Beyond that, Living Lands has begun a Land Bank as a community resource to help create more local farms. Land owners who want to host a small scale, ecological farm can post details about their property. Local farmers, looking for land, can search the land-bank and look for a potential farms site that suits their own needs. The Land Bank also provides a place for local neighborhoods to connect around the creation of shared community gardens.