Land For Food Fund
Kingston Land Trust's
Land for Food Fund
Food security has quickly emerged as a priority for our community during this challenging pandemic. The Kingston Land Trust has always taken a holistic approach to creating access to land that has included engaging residents in local food production, and with your support, we can deepen and expand our efforts to support food access.
- In 2010 we established the South Pine Street City Farm, which is still active today, to make land available to farmers to grow food for the community.
- In 2017 we launched Comida y tierra, conversations in Spanish where we offer free meals, support local restaurants and farms, and partner with organizations associated with local food, like the Kingston YMCA Farm Project, the Kingston Food Coop and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County.
- In 2018 we planted community fruit trees and medicinal shrubs on our land in the Town of Ulster and this year we are working with new partners to expand to planting public fruit trees throughout the City of Kingston.
- In 2019 we created our land matching portal so that we could make underutilized land in residential neighborhoods available for growing food.
Your donation will allow us to:
- Make more land available for community members to grow their own food (through land matching and protection)
- Continue to support affordable food being grown for the community at our land-matched South Pine Street Farm
- Plant public fruit trees and medicinal plants in and around Kingston
- Start native flower gardens to support pollinators like bees and butterflies that are crucial to food production
- Continue to offer free meals and support local restaurants and farms through Comida y tierra