Hudson Land Trust Project

Hudson Land Trust Project

The objective of this project is to secure rural farmland in the town of Hudson, QC for the production of local organic food for several communities, including Concordia’s.

The idea to entrust a piece of agricultural land in Hudson, QC sprouted from an agricultural visioning series that began in 2015 as an initiative of the Hudson Food Collective (HFC). Part two of the series brought Protec-Terre, an organization that specializes in land trusts, and Transition NDG (TtNDG), a transition town group who have it in their vision to source all of their food within a 300km radius,  together to the Hudson Community Center. Inspired by the ideas of creating an agricultural land trust in partnership and of solidifying a rural-urban relationship between our two largely english speaking towns in the westerly regions of Montreal, a partnership formed between the HFC and TtNdg, and later with Concordia students through the Concordia Food Coalition.

The project aims to

  • Protect agricultural land
  • Support (new) farmers
  • Develop resilient local economies and food systems

As a multi-stakeholder project, the Hudson Land Trust Project is increasingly looking for volunteer support to continue to develop this idea into reality. 

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact agriculturallandtrust@gmail.com.