Who We Are
Land in Common is a member-run Community Land Trust based in Greene, Maine. We work to promote land justice and protect rural lands from development. Because access to life-sustaining land is a human right, we seek to transform the unjust system of land ownership into a system where human and nonhuman life can flourish together.
Since our founding in 2008, we have permanently protected 383 acres of farmland and wild land in Androscoggin County through community land trust ownership.
This land provides a permanent home to Wild Mountain Cooperative, a collectively-run community farm, and Celebration Tree Farm and Wellness Center, a cooperative tree farm and retreat space. It also provides community growing space for Presente! Maine, a Portland-based Latinx mutual aid organization. The remaining acres are wild lands for animal habitat.
In addition to caring for these lands, we offer commons-based pathways for land protection, we create pathways to land tenure for people and communities impacted by land-based injustice, we co-lead the Maine Land Share Project, we organize and educate for land justice, and we provide technical assistance to organizations working in Maine on the frontlines of land justice.