Your Land, Your Legacy

Your Land, Your Legacy

Farms, Food Security & Future Generations

Create Your Foodland/Farm Legacy Gift

The Foodlands Cooperative of BC supports community-owned land and shared ecological stewardship — while recognizing, respecting and including Indigenous food systems.

Foodlands’ goal of placing land in trust, to be managed by the community (via Community Service Cooperatives), essentially removes arable land from the private market and ensures its availability for diverse farming, foraging and community based agricultural activities.

Thus Foodlands addresses the problems of rising land values, non-farm use of farmland and speculation driven by market dynamics. It also works closely with Young Agrarians to assure new entrants into agriculture have long term tenure.

To achieve this goal, Foodlands Cooperative of BC seeks gifts of land and legacies of land. By holding land in trust, Foodlands provides a vehicle for current landowners to donate their properties and have peace of mind their land will provide food security for their local community, in perpetuity, as well as helping farmers and community groups looking to support diversified, regenerative agriculture.

We welcome an opportunity to speak with you in confidence. Please contact Heather Pritchard, Foodlands Cooperative of BC by phone at 604 916-9658 or email:

Foodlands Cooperative of BC is incorporated as a Community Service Cooperative, BIN Number: 72614 5915.

We use the word Foodland, rather than Farmland, to honour and include Indigenous food systems which are often based more on hunting, gathering, fishing, and trapping than on farming. This simple change in language expands our mandate beyond production to the ecology of the land and all it provides. We become stewards who take responsibility for the land, instead of owners “managing” it. This is just one example of the shift in perspective that we need to navigate land-access challenges: a shift in the way we think about land, a shift from commodity to community.

We advise you to talk to a lawyer or Estate planner before confirming your legacy to Foodlands Cooperative of BC. Here are some sample wording and other materials to help guide your conversations with loved ones and advisors.