The Oregon Sustainable Agriculture Land Trust (OSALT) is a non-profit land trust with a mission to obtain and preserve agricultural land in perpetuity for the purposes of research and education on sustainable agriculture. OSALT was founded in 1995 by Will Newman and Sue Clark.
OSALT currently holds seven pieces of land in trust. Some are multi-acre farms inside as well as outside the city; some are community-managed gardens in the city. Our properties in trust are all unique not just in landform but also the style and stewarding afforded to them. Annual site reports that highlight the educational and research activities of our properties Research and educational activities conducted at OSALT sites are presented annually to the public.
OSALT also serves as the fiscal sponsor to the Urban Farm Collective.
2018 OSALT Board members