The Confluence Agrarian Commons is working with people to preserve the agrarian landscape in northern Virginia and beyond, while creating an equitable, land-based community for the next generation of young farmers, healers, and activists. Through holding, preserving, and giving people equitable access to land via 99-year ground leases, we can collectively help ensure the equitable transition of farmland to those historically disenfranchised from secure land access in the region near the meeting of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers.
Confluence Agrarian Commons is located on traditional and ancestral lands of a number of Indigenous peoples and nations, who have lived in relationship with these lands since time immemorial. 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 supporting Indigenous sovereignty through word and action. Please visit native-land.ca to learn the names and histories of the Siouan peoples who lived here in so-called northern Virginia.
The Confluence 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 Confluence 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.