Share LandA farmland commons
Share Land is an idea for a digital cooperative whose mission is to tokenize farmland, promote sustainable farming practices, and reduce the risk involved for new farmers.
The why, what, how of Share Land
- When the land is owned by the the greater community, it ensures fair pricing, responsible farming practices, and a safer, healthier life for everyone.
- Share Land will be a digital cooperative on a blockchain yet to be decided. The cooperative will also maintain an application to facilitate governance tasks, including suggesting and voting on potential plots of land to purchase.
- How the cooperative operates will be decided by itself, but here are some initial ideas:
- Share Land will sell tokens, and the funds garnered will be used to buy and manage ownership of farmland
- Property deeds will be saved as NFTs.
- Farmland will be leased to farmers who agree to use regenerative agriculture practices.
Phase one: research
DAO platforms and legal entities
Share Land is in the research phase.
DAO platformsWhich DAO platform has a feature set best suited for our mission?
Legal and TaxConsultations with legal and tax professionals regarding an LLC or other off-chain legal entity
PartnershipsWhich existing institutions can help Share Land accomplish its mission?
CommunityHow can Share Land integrate with communities at a local level?
Frequently asked questions
- What is a digital cooperative?
- A digital cooperative, also known as decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), is an online community with tools for capital management and governance.
- How does this compare to fractional farmland investment platforms?
- Share Land is community-owned, giving you a voice in which land is purchased and how it's managed. We have no seed investors or pricey executives. We want to empower the community.
- How do Share Land issued tokens work?
- The mechanism for issuing tokens is not yet decided, but essentially Share Land will create tokens and sell them. It will then use the money to buy land. Token owners will have a token whose value is backed by physical land.
- How can I get involved?
- Share land is using the Discord chat application to build our community. We will use chat for informal governance and the sharing of ideas and knowledge and gradually formalize aspects of our community into the cooperative and Share Land application.