The Twin Cities Agricultural Land Trust is a community driven network that provides advocacy, holds land, facilitates and advocates for affordable ownership and/or leasing of agricultural land by growers, and connects stakeholders to resources and education for people seeking long term, affordable land access to grow food.
Our region will have permanent and sufficient land – with a diverse array of land tenure options – for people who seek to grow food and meet the food needs of local communities by using agricultural practices that sustain landscapes. Agriculture and food production will be recognized as a valuable land use and economic engine in our metropolitan region.
The Twin Cities Agricultural Land Trust holds that permanent access to affordable land is the foundation of a healthy local food economy, including a commitment to:
- Public well-being associated with agricultural land use, including healthy soil, air, and water and the use of agricultural land use practices that sustain this well-being
- Community empowerment, focusing on equitable access to and control of land and models of land tenure that respect difference, collaboration, and inclusivity
How are we working to achieve this?
- We want to bring more people on board! Click here to sign up if you’re interested in volunteering — whether that’s for an event, a task, or committee and/or board work.
- Supported by a Center for Urban and Regional Affairs Community Based Research grant, TCALT is building a toolkit that pulls together and connects the rich resources and education that exist to fill the unmet need for food land access in the Metro area. Check out the Resource page for more information.
- Working with partners like the Sustainable Resources Center, the Urban Farm and Garden Alliance, and Gardening Matters, we are making steps toward holding land for food production.