Tennessee CLTs - Schumacher Center for a New Economics


Binghampton Community Land Trust
258 N. Merton St.
Memphis, TN 38112


Date Incorporated: 2018
Purpose: Keep neighborhoods affordable and accessible to families facing the effects of gentrification. 
Land Holdings: They completed their first home in October of 2021, and they plan to build more in the future.

The Housing Fund
50 Vantage Way, Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37228

Purpose:  Provide affordable housing and opportunities to build equity for lower-income households. 
Land Holdings: They are currently working on developing and organizing funding to build housing.

Middle Tennessee Agrarian Commons
Nashville, TN

Purpose: Create and preserve organic and CSA farms for the Nashville foodshed and the Middle Tennessee region. 
Land Holdings: The founding farm is Long Hungry Creek Farm, which has 280 acres, raises cattle, and grows vegetables.
Governance Notes: They are in the early stages of planning and creating bylaws. 

Woodland Community Land Trust
469 Roses Creek Rd.
Clairfield, TN  37715

Date Incorporated: 1977
Purpose: Restore land holding, livelihoods, and economic self-sufficiency in Appalachia.
Land Holdings:  450 acres for 15 homes, a guest house and a fruit orchard. They are a Grow Appalachia site.
Partners: Woodland Community Development Corporation and Clearfork Community Institute
Additional Information: Co-founded by Marie Cirillo, who gave a Schumacher Lecture titled "Stories from an Appalachian Community" in October 2000. Woodland CLT has been chosen as one of 75 nonprofit leaders selected for Appalachian Regional
Commission’s READY Nonprofits learning tracks. 
Media Coverage: Agrarian Trust: Woodland Community Land Trust: An Antidote to Extraction in Rural Appalachia.

Binghampton CLT
Magaly Cruz stands in front of the Binghampton CLT's newly completed home on Oxford Ave
Marie Cirillo, co-founder of Woodland CLT