Yggdrasil Land Foundation


Welcome to Yggdrasil Land Foundation - a new form of land trust whose purpose is to catalyze the viability of biodynamic, organic, and sustainable farming for food security and the health of communities through land access for farmers, stewardship, and renewal. Yggdrasil receives gifts of agricultural land and other convertible properties and also partners with local initiatives to support the purchase of land or conservation easements.


Yggdrasil was incorporated in 2000, as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, to protect farmland and provide land access for individuals and communities that value and integrate sustainable agricultural practices. Yggdrasil was founded with the vision of securing land in perpetuity for use as biodynamic and organic farms and  was brought into being by two gifts of land, one in California and one in Wisconsin.  Since that time, Yggdrasil has received an additional property in Wisconsin and one in New Hampshire, which was purchased with gifts raised by the community. The properties, totaling over 340 acres, are managed as organic and biodynamic farms under the diligent care of long-term farmers.  See Yggdrasil’s Protected Farms for detailed property and farmer/lessee information.  There are currently several new projects underway which will protect significantly more land.

Organizational Design

Yggdrasil is chartered to receive land and hold conservation easements to preserve agricultural lands in perpetuity. Yggdrasil represents a new form of land preservation, the result of three organizations working in association to advance the viability of biodynamic, organic, and sustainable, farming and promote the renewal of the Earth as a foundation of community.

Yggdrasil was incorporated as a ‘supporting organization’ to support the work of three distinct non-profit organizations; RSF Social Finance (RSF)-San Francisco, CA, Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association (BDA)- East Troy, WI, and Michael Fields Agricultural Institute (MFAI) - East Troy, WI.  Yggdrasil’s national board of trustees consists of appointees of these non-profit organizations along with some members-at-large. RSF brings social and environmental financial management expertise, manages the financial endowment and administrative aspects. The Biodynamic Association provides a rich relationship to the national diverse community engaging in biodynamic and kindred agricultural practices.  Michael Fields is a research institute situated in East Troy Wisconsin, which seeks to provide educational and policy support to sustainable agricultural practitioners.

Contact Yggdrasil Land Foundation

1002A O’Reilly Avenue
San Francisco, California  94129
Phone: (415) 561-6162


Service Area

National service provider

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