Kingston Land Trust
Responding to COVID-19:
Featured Initiatives & Programs
Food security has quickly emerged as a priority for our community during this challenging pandemic. We have always taken a holistic approach to creating access to land that has included engaging residents in local food production. With your help, we will deepen and expand our efforts to support food access.
At this time all Kingston Land Trust in-person activities and events have been postponed until further notice. The KLT office is closed but our staff is still working and available virtually! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-877-5263. Check here for the latest on how the Kingston Land Trust is staying engaged and supporting the community during this time.
Through the website portal, approved landseekers (people looking for land to use) and landholders (people who own or manage land) can search for each other based on location and shared land use interests. We hope that this program will lead to the conversion of underused land into green amenities, while strengthening ties our community. Users are encouraged to contact each other to see if they are the right fit and to work out the details of a mutually beneficial land use arrangement.
Thanks to community support of over 250 contributions, we were able to purchase and protect the site! The Kingston Land Trust and our partner organization Harambee still need your help to raise the remainder of our $200,000 total goal for 2019 towards converting the site into an interpretive center.
A system of trails, promenades and complete streets that when fully developed will connect residents and visitors to Kingston’s natural, historic, cultural and commercial assets.
A Spanish immersion conversation organized by the Kingston Land Trust in collaboration with the Kingston YMCA Farm Project. We meet quarterly at hispanic restaurants in Kingston to eat a meal together and discuss local food and land initiatives.
Conservation land trusts like the KLT traditionally focus on protecting open space. However, since we are in an urban area, we are exploring how to support the permanent protection of land for affordable homeownership. The KLT has been studying this Community Land Trust model, immersing ourselves in Kingston's housing issues and meeting with stakeholders since 2017. This year we will be part of a community engagement process to orient Kingston to the CLT model and to support a community-led process of building a CLT that is tailored to Kingston's needs.
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Cyph Culture, a local youth hip hop group will be hosting a youth talent showcase on November 2nd from 1 to 4pm at Kingston’s Academy Green called Awakening Paths: Youth in the Spotlight: Our Past, Our Future. This free community event will highlight the Pine Street African Burial Ground and has been developed in collaboration with Harambee, Kingston Land Trust and Center for Creative Education.
The application deadline has been extended until Tuesday, October 22nd for the Kingston YMCA Farm Project’s five-month...