Lands in Trust

Oregon Sustainable Agriculture Land Trust (OSALT) holds farmland and urban gardens for the purposes of research and education on sustainable agriculture.

Urban Farm Collective

OSALT's program Urban Farm Collective transforms vacant urban lots into productive community gardens used for education, community-building and improving food security.


Research is a fundamental part of OSALT's work in developing a sustainable agriculture.

Get Involved

OSALT is an all-volunteer organization. There are many opportunities to become involved in our work, both through our sites and programs and through work to support OSALT itself.

Come to our annual meeting.
It’s a great way to learn more about OSALT, the wonderful work that’s being done on our property, and meet the people doing that work:
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Salt & Light Lutheran Church
5431 NE 20th Ave
Portland, OR

OSALT is unique across our nation as one of the few organizations that holds urban and rural land in trust to promote sustainable agriculture. OSALT does this by acting as an umbrella organization that provides land, management processes and non-profit status to local communities for sustainable food production through gardening, farming, research and education. OSALT is now protecting in trust more than $2 million in urban and rural agricultural land, and managing over 20 community gardens and farms.