Lopez Island Farm Trust (LIFT)

LIFT GOALS:

  • Strengthen our local food system, ecological diversity and access to local foods;
  • Develop a comprehensive legal, ethical and economically viable land lease system;
  • Provide affordable access to land and infrastructure for farmers;
  • Implement sound business practices for regenerative income to support the farms and farmers;
  • Develop farm programs for beginning farmers and others in search of life skills;
  • Provide educational opportunities;
  • Cultivate systems that encourage multi-generational living on the land and affordable housing;
  • Generate sources of local food and farm products by acquiring, leasing and managing new & historical farms; and
  • Retain and invigorate the working rural character of Lopez Island through ethical practices that build soil.