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Vision, Mission, and Values

Vision

Land in Common seeks a world in which land is shared and cared for in common, where humans and other species flourish in interdependence.

Mission

Land in Common removes land from speculative markets and places it into a member-run trust, to be cared for over the long-term by its residents. We are creating a multi-generational land base for sustainable livelihoods that supports communities working for just, cooperative, and resilient futures.

Values

We believe that land is a vital source of life and sustenance. It is not a commodity.
We believe that land access and security should not be tied to economic wealth.
We believe that a home is a fundamental right of all living beings.
We are committed to justice and anti-oppression in all of our work.
We are committed to bold experimentation and to learning with humility.
We are committed to cooperation, collaboration, mutual-aid, and direct democracy.
We value the true wealth of sufficiency and “enoughness.”
We honor the importance of spirituality, mindfulness, love, and joy.
We are committed for the long haul, in the service of future generations.
We strive to enact these values in the culture and structure of our organization.

Approach

Our mission is multi-faceted and holistic. We prioritize projects that:

Sustain local, community-based agriculture and homesteading;
Integrate human communities and livelihood activities with protected wild ecosystems;
Create low-cost, limited-equity housing;
Enact cooperative forms of living and working;
Participate in collective efforts for social, economic, and ecological justice;
Manifest direct participation and leadership by people most impacted by oppression.

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