Land Matching

Welcome to Our Land Matching Portal

This is a free* community resource to connect local residents so they can arrange shared use of privately or publicly owned underused land.

Through the website portal, approved stewards (people seeking land) and landholders (people who own or manage land and are seeking stewards) 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. The KLT encourages land uses that are socially and environmentally responsible.

For more information, check out our press release here.

 

Get Started!

1. Review the KLT Land Use Guidelines (in the drop-down below)

2. Create a profile (by clicking on one of options in the drop-downs below)


Note: 2019 is the pilot year for this portal. We will continue to add more resources to the drop-down below (such as KLT design and planting guidelines) and welcome feedback to improve this portal and expand this initiative. 

*We do ask for a suggestion donation of $20 to help us operate this program.


Disclaimer: The Kingston Land Trust’s “Land Matching Portal” is designed and intended solely to provide and facilitate contact and communication between landholders and prospective land stewards. Any and all actions, arrangements, activities, projects, programs or relationships of any kind which may result or derive from such contacts or communications are and will be fully independent from the Kingston Land Trust and its “Land Matching Portal” and the Kingston Land Trust shall have no involvement, direct or otherwise, in, or any responsibility, legal or otherwise, for any of the same.​​​​​​​

 

 KLT Land Use Guidelines for Land Matching Portal:

The KLT Land Matching program encourages a range of possible land uses that have a public and environmental benefit, such as gardening, farming, community gatherings, wellness activities, foraging, ecological land management, and outdoor classrooms or playspaces. This list can grow based on other land use interests suggested by users and approved by the KLT. 

  • Land uses should maintain and enhance open space and green space. 

  • Gardening and land management practices should not use synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. 

  • Activities associated with the land use should be inclusive of race, language, sexual orientation and gender identity.

If a profile submission suggests a land use that conflicts with these guidelines, KLT staff may ask the user to clarify or edit the submission before it is approved and searchable.

 

Are you a landowner, leaseholder, or contact person responsible for land in or around Kingston who is looking for one or more people who can steward this land by using it in a way that is consistent with the KLT Land Use Guidelines for Land Matching (listed above)? Create a landholder profile and submit one or more land listings. When your profile and land listing(s) are approved, you'll be able to search the profiles of potential stewards based on location and/or land use interests. Get in touch with a steward to discuss the possibility of making a mutually-beneficial agreement for the land to be used. 

 

 

Are you an individual or group of individuals living of Kingston or the surrounding area who is seeking land to use in a way that is consistent with the KLT Land Use Guidelines for Land Matching (listed above)? Create a profile and describe your land use interests. When your profile is approved, you'll be able to search land listings based on location and/or land use interests. Get in touch with a landholder to discuss the possibility of making a mutually-beneficial agreement to use the land.

 

Create a Steward Profile

Resources

  • There are a number of great opportunities to get involved with urban agriculture in Kingston, including community gardens, youth gardening programs, urban farms, and farm stands that are affordable or free. We created a document with all the opportunities that we were able to get information about. Use this document to get information to reserve a bed at a community garden, sign your child up for a gardening program, and find out where to get vegetables grown in or around Kingston. Some of these opportunities are also listed as land-listings on KLT's Land Matching portal. 

  • Hay varias oportunidades para involucrarse con agricultura urbana en Kingston que incluyen huertos comunitarios, programas de jardin para jóvenes, huertos urbanos, y puestos de verduras que son económicos o gratis. Creamos un documento con todas las oportunidades de que logramos obtener información. Use este documento para información de reservar una parcela en un huerto comunitario, registrar a su niño/a para un programa de jardin, y saber dónde conseguir vegetales cultivados en o cerca de Kingston. Algunas de estas oportunidades también son listadas como terrenos en el portal de Land Matching.

  • A Report presented in February 2014 to the Mayor of Kingston, Kingston Common Council, Conservation Advisory Council, and Comprehensive Plan Committee on the Potential of Urban Agriculture in Kingston and recommendations for comprehensive planning and zoning to support the implementation of urban agriculture practices in Kingston, New York. Prepared by the Kingston Urban Agriculture Committee that existed at the time.

  • Phase II builds upon the previous report by recommending medium- and long-term organizational and policy actions to support urban agriculture in Kingston and create “Positive Policies for Local Food Systems Change.” Additionally, this report provides recommendations to support new and existing farmers through common non-policy barriers to urban agriculture and gardening. Researched and written by Hone Strategic LLC, an urban planning, historic preservation, and development advising firm located in Kingston New York. Published October 2017

     

     

  • A site that connects farmers and landowners in the Hudson Valley. A project of American Farmland Trust.

  • The Colombia Land Conservancy and Dutchess Land Conservancy connect landowners seeking to have their land farmed with farmers seeking land.

Properties in Our Land Matching Program

Land Matching Land Listings

Latest News

The KLT has launched an online resource that allows residents in and around Kingston to make use of underutilized private and public land. Through the website portal, approved stewards (people seeking land) and landholders (people who own or manage land and are seeking stewards) can search for each other based on location and shared land use interests.