Muhidin with tractor at the farm

Finding Our Own Land

The long standing dream for a secure farm home can become a reality for the Somali Bantu Community Association (SBCA). The Little Jubba Central Maine Agrarian Commons and Agrarian Trust have found and secured a contract to acquire their dream farm, 107 acres, house, and barns in Wales, Maine. The SBCA will then lease this property. This opportunity now requires fundraising of $367,000 to complete the purchase by December 1st of this year.

With your support, the Agrarian Trust and the Little Jubba Central Maine Agrarian Commons will purchase the 107-acre farm in Wales Maine. This SBCA will lease this land from the Commons in a 99 year rolling lease. You are contributing to:

• Acquire Farm – ($230,000) $430,000 needed at purchase
• Land Stewardship Endowments – ($25,000) soil & ecosystem investment
• Building Reserves – ($60,000) systems & structures maintenance
• Carry Cost Reserves – ($20,000) taxes, insurance, utility, and related
• Project and Closing Costs – ($32,000) needed at purchase

Total on or before December 1, 2020 –  $367,000

Three women standing in a field next to their African flint corn stalks