March 14th Webinar on Land Trusts and Community-Based Agriculture


Organised by Center for CLT Innovation

While community land trusts are often focused on housing -- their activities can extend far beyond that. In fact, the roots of the CLT movement are in agriculture -- originating in New Communities, a 5,700-acre land trust and farm collective located in Albany, Georgia owned and operated by Black farmers from 1969 to 1985 -- which was once one of the largest-acreage African American-owned properties in the United States.

Today we see both community land trusts and conservation land trusts doing innovative work in community-based agriculture. In this webinar, we will highlight the work of three US-based land trusts doing amazing community-led work in urban and periurban agriculture, contributing to local food systems, providing training to new farmers, engaging young people, and providing opportunities for healing to survivors of the Secret War in Laos.

This webinar will feature case study presentations about exemplary community-based agriculture projects, with a discussion to follow. It will be moderated by Greg Rosenberg of the Center for CLT Innovation, with an introductory video excerpt from Arc of Justice (a film by Helen S. Cohen and Mark Lipman) featuring Charles and Shirley Sherrod speaking about New Communities.

March 14, 2023, 12:00 to 1:15 PM US Eastern; 5:00 - 6:15 PM CET.


  • Heather Benham, Executive Director, Athens Land Trust
  • Joy Gary, Executive Director, Boston Farms
  • Yimmuaj Yang, Community Director, Groundswell Conservancy

Free registration here