Kauaʻi Community Farm Land Trust is proposed as a pilot project to demonstrate how to permanently protect farmland so that it remains in agricultural production forever, while allowing a residential farmworker community on that land. Like a Community Land Trust, a Community Farm Land Trust has the benefit of separating the ownership of land from the ownership of improvements. Land is leased to farmers for ninety-nine years, renewable, on the stipulation that it be kept in agricultural production. The land can not be sold, but farmers may sell their equity or pass it to their children.
Updated May 26, 2019