Nathan M. Galaviz

Nathan M. Galaviz

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Agrarian Commons Regional Coordinator

More About Nathan M. Galaviz

Nathan M. Galaviz calls home to the Appalachian mountains of Western North Carolina on the ancestral homeland of the Tsalagi (Eastern Band of Cherokee) in the Broad River watershed. He resides in a little red cabin in the forest with his partner Sam, his daughters Rowan and Raiya and his loyal dog Neela.

Nathan has always had a passion for land stewardship and agroecology. This led him to a career in agriculture with a focus on market gardening and farm stewardship. There he found many opportunities to encourage the growth of the local food economy and food sovereignty in his community. From growing food on leased land, to property management, to eventually attaining a real estate license and helping his clients identify, evaluate, and acquire some land of their own.

Nathan has continued to be a student of the history of agriculture and the dispossession of land in this country, and he repeatedly saw that lack of access to capital and secure farmland tenure was a shared struggle with beginning farmers across the country. These challenges were reverberated across a nation of young farmers awaiting the great land transfer of the next decade.

As a regional Coordinator with Agrarian Trust, Nathan serves on multiple Agrarian Commons boards to support existing Agrarian Commons land-based projects with real estate research, due diligence, transactional work, conservation easement, farm stewardship, management planning, and organizational / board administration. As well as supporting the development of emerging agrarian Commons around the country in the coordination, outreach, education, community engagement and networking strategies of the local Agrarian Commons on behalf of Agrarian Trust.

Nathan aligns deeply with Agrarian Trust’s mission is to support land access for the next generation of farmers. He works diligently to address inequities in land ownership and tenure directly, holistically raise awareness, build community, fundraise, and work within the commons model to decommodify farmland, putting it back in the hands of innovative farmers to engage in ecological stewardship, catalyze community, and regeneratively grow food.