The BIPOC-led Central Virginia Agrarian Commons supports BIPOC control of land for building resilient regional food systems. We are currently seeding relationships, partnerships, and collaborations that will result in our holding urban and rural farmland to address food production and aggregation/distribution needs of BIPOC farmers in the region.
The Central Virginia Agrarian Commons is located on traditional and ancestral lands of the Pamunkey, Chickahominy, Powhatan, Youghtanund, Opiscopank, and other Siouan peoples who lived and continue to live in so-called Virginia. We honor their elders, past and present. Much of this land is unceded, and in many cases, these territories were stolen, seized, or otherwise acquired through genocidal actions of the state, colonizers, and settlers. As an organization primarily of settlers, we are committed to renewing our relationships with Indigenous peoples, and supporting Indigenous sovereignty through word and action. Please visit native-land.ca to view land maps and territories.
The Central Virginia Agrarian Commons is organized and shall be operated exclusively for the purpose of holding title to property, collecting income therefrom, and turning the entire amount, less expenses, to the AGRARIAN LAND TRUST within the meaning of Section 501(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the “Code”). Agrarian Land Trust, the parent corporation of Central Virginia Agrarian Commons, is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(a) and described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Code.