Living Lands Agrarian Network
Are 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.