Founded in 2021 and sited on an historic Tunbridge farm, the White River Land Collaborative is a farmer-led, community-driven project that aims to provide young farmers affordable land and housing, offer other support to the region’s farmers and economy, generate green power, and provide community space. The Collaborative is an example of how market forces, tax laws, community interests, and energy technology can all come together to increase the vitality of the local economy and food supply.
As of early 2022, the project team and volunteers had begun renovating a farm store and cleaning out the hay barn, and the team has been presenting regionally and nationally about its innovative model of community-based land ownership and is working to deepen connections with the Abenaki community, planting native species in the forest, and planning farm and forest projects.
Vital Communities is happy to be among the organizations that have helped this project become a reality and is also the project’s fiscal sponsor.
Learn more about the project at these links: