Networks and Links

National Community Land Trust Network

National Community Land Trust Network Equity Trust is a Supporting Partner of the National Community Land Trust Network, the umbrella organization supporting the work of community land trusts across the United States. The National CLT Network promotes sustainable development through the development of permanently affordable housing and the protection of working lands. The Network has a technical assistance program to increase the capacity of community land trusts to serve their communities and to be good stewards of the community assets for which they have responsibility. It also has an excellent training program for members and the general public provided through its Community Land Trust Academy.

Land Access Project

Land Access Project Access to land is one of the most pressing challenges facing New England’s beginning farmers. Land Here! Assuring Access to Land for New England’s Beginning Farmers (the Land Access Project) tackles the land access issue from all angles in this regional initiative. Equity Trust is one of over fifty service providers from six New England states that have joined together to improve and expand linking programs and farm transfer services; to support public and private owners in making agriculturally capable lands available; and to foster innovation in how farms and farmland are made affordable and secure for new farmers.


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Since 2010, Equity Trust has participated in PVGrows, a collaborative network dedicated to enhancing the ecological and economic sustainability and vitality of the Pioneer Valley food system.

Comprised of  Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties in western Massachusetts, the Pioneer Valley is fortunate to have dedicated local food consumers, a rich agricultural economy, and many organizations committed to working together …

Roots & Branches

Roots & Branches

Roots & Branches: A Gardener’s Guide to the Origins and Evolution of the Community Land Trust is a digital archive of historical materials tracing the origins and evolution of the community land trust (CLT), as both a model and a movement.  The website was developed by John Emmeus Davis, Greg Rosenberg, and artist Bonnie Acker to preserve essential pieces of …

Center for Community Land Trust Innovation

Center for Community Land Trust Innovation

The Center for Community Land Trust Innovation was established in 2018 to promote and to support community land trusts (CLTs) and community-led development on community-owned land throughout the world. The Center:

Collects and curates historical materials documenting the origins and evolution of the worldwide CLT movement; Conducts, catalogs, and disseminates academic and non-academic research; Produces case studies, directories, guides, and…

Other Organizations Doing Related Work

American Farmland Trust

Biodynamic Farming Association

Burlington Associates 

New Economy Coalition (formerly the New Economics Institute)

Schumacher Center for a New Economics

The Good Life Center

Land For Good

Land Trust Alliance

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

The National Young Farmers Coalition

The New England Small Farm Institute

The Trust For Public Land