Land Matching

Welcome to the Land Matching Portal. The land is here for you!

Initiative lead: Greg Shaheen 

This is a free* community resource to connect people so they can arrange shared use of privately and publicly owned land.

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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 continue to facilitate land use arrangements that are mutually beneficial for the land and for our local community. Users are encouraged to contact each other toward this goal. This program is intended for land uses that are socially and environmentally responsible.

For more information, check out our 2019 press release here or contact Greg at or 845-532-5735. 


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: We plan 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 ask for a suggested donation of $20 to help us operate this program.

Terms of service: 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 to use this land 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 landseekers based on location and/or land use interests. Get in touch with a landseeker 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 Landseeker Profile


  • 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.

  • The food system was built on the stolen land and stolen labor of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian and people of color. Members of the Northeast Farmers of Color Network are claiming our sovereignty and calling for reparations of land and resources so that we can grow nourishing food and distribute it in our communities. The specific projects and resource needs of farmers of color are listed here. 

  • Welcome to the Hudson Valley Seed Company: your source for heirloom and open-pollinated garden seeds and beautiful garden-themed contemporary art. We are a values-driven seed company that practices and celebrates responsible seed production and stewardship. We have our own certified organic farm in upstate New York where we produce much of what we sell. On our site, you'll find photos and artwork that stoke your horticultural imagination—along with tips to make your garden dreams a reality.

  • The Library of Local is a new initiative from Lifeboats HV and the Mid-Hudson Library System that offers library patrons in the Hudson Valley a collection of books, tools, and other resources that foster local self-sufficiency and community resilience.

    Additionally, the project provides a robust monthly schedule of in-person and virtual educational events that are free and open to the public.

    Each year, the program will explore a specific facet of local self-reliance and resiliency.

Main Photos of Current Land Listings

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.