Kingston Land Trust
Featured Initiatives & Programs
Our annual conversation to explore Black land access, ownership, sovereignty strategies in our region and how to implement them locally through KLT initiatives.
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, and then arrange for free use of land for community or ecological benefit.
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.
Pollinators are crucial to healthy natural and agricultural systems across the world. As part of our Land For Food initiative, we commit to supporting pollinators in our service area through habitat protection, plantings of native flowering plants, developing local garden projects, and forming innovative partnerships!
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.
Land & Resilience is a new virtual interview series in which KLT Head of Cultural Engagement Shaniqua Bowden makes local connections to help our community learn land skills to support self reliance and health.
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.
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.
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.
In honor of Earth Day, we invite you to collaborate with us on a community Spotify playlist of land-related songs to build connections between each other and the planet we share.
Upcoming Meetings & Events
This grant program was made possible by a $50,000 contribution from Scenic Hudson’s Climate and Environmental Justice Fund and supports BIPOC farmers and growers who often enter the field with limited access to resources and financial challenges. Land in Black Hands (LIBH) is a program of the Kingston Land Trust (KLT) dedicated to amplifying the voices and addressing the needs of BIPOC individuals who have endured generations of land and sovereignty dispossession.
After five years of exemplary leadership, Julia Farr has stepped down from her role as Executive Director of...
-- Harambee establishes a conservation easement with the Kingston Land Trust to forever protect the sacred site--