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Networks and Links

New Economy Coalition

New Economy Coalition

Equity Trust is a member of the New Economy Coalition, a cross-sectoral national network of over 200 nonprofits, mission-driven businesses, grassroots community organizations, and associations. New Economy Coalition members collaborate to support a just transition of our economic system from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy by building the scale and power of the solidarity economy movement, particularly …

Grounded Solutions Network

Grounded Solutions Network

Equity Trust is an Allied Organization of the Grounded Solutions Network. Grounded Solutions was formed in 2016 through the merger of the National Community Land Trust Network and Cornerstone Partnership, taking over as the umbrella organization supporting the work of community land trusts across the United States. Grounded Solutions promotes housing solutions that will stay affordable for generations. Grounded Solutions …

PVGrows

PVGrows logo

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 …

Land Access Project

Land Access Project

Access to land is one of the most pressing challenges facing New England’s beginning farmers. The Land Access Project was a multi-year initiative that built a network to address land access issues from multiple angles.

Equity Trust was one of over 30 collaborating organizations in LAP1 (2010-2013), and one of over 40 collaborating organizations in LAP2 (2015–2018),  brought together to strengthen …

National Young Farmers Coalition

National Young Farmers Coalition

The National Young Farmers Coalition is a national organization of young farmers working on policy advocacy, building networks, and providing business services to ensure all young farmers have the chance to succeed.

Equity Trust has worked closely with NYFC for almost a decade to promote affordable land access for farmers and strategies for preserving working farms. Between 2014 and 2018, …

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…

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 …

Other Organizations Doing Related Work

Agrarian Trust

American Farmland Trust

Biodynamic Farming Association

The Black Family Land Trust

Burlington Associates 

California FarmLink

The Good Life Center

Land For Good

Land Trust Alliance

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Movement Generation

National Black Food and Justice Alliance

The New England Small Farm Institute

The Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust

Schumacher Center for a New Economics

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