Community Conservation

Outdoor Education Programs

Outdoor education programs

Students learn about the importance of their community in the Central Valley of California. Outdoor education programs supplement educational curriculum with hands-on understanding, transforming learning…

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Urban Gardens–Growing Community and Food

The urban garden movement is steadily growing, with land trusts all across the country working with their communities to create places for gathering, growing and…

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family picking lettuce
Caleb Kenna

Providing Affordable Access to Land

The Vermont Land Trust’s Farmland Access Program is the link between beginning farmers ready to own their own land or current farmers looking to expand…

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Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts: Lathrop and Applewood
© Lathrope Community

Retirement Communities

Kestrel Land Trust is collaborating with active elders at two retirement communities in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts: Lathrop and Applewood. So far programs with…

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Elders Labyrinth Rock Ridge Crop
© Driftless Area Land Conservancy

Elders experience farms and wildlife areas

Providing complementary programs designed for elders to experience area farms and wildlife areas is part of the community work of the land trust. The programs…

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faith organizations on the farm

Growing Food for the Hungry

In 2015, American Chestnut Land Trust (ACLT) changed its program from “Community Supported Agriculture” to “Agriculture Supporting the Community” and donated 75% of the farm…

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Kids connecting with farm animals
© Melanee Cottrill

Bringing Food into the Classroom

Sponsored by Raley’s, this “Raley’s Field Trips on the Farm” program connects 240 fourth- and fifth-graders per year to the land. With classroom lessons followed…

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farmers' market
Jacqueline Chirakian

Gardening Apprenticeship Program

This program equips student leaders and community members to facilitate a biweekly, farmers’ market-style, Free Food Distribution at the Fremont Wellness Center and Community Garden….

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Sisters of the Congregation of St. Joseph

Faith Communities

The Bow in the Clouds property got its name from the donors—the Sisters of the Congregation of St. Joseph—who reference the rainbow after the Great…

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Creating a Culture of Caring

Kennebunkport Conservation Trust (KCT) has provided field trips for the local elementary school for 10 years. Each grade adopts a different land trust property, learning…

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