ON OUR OWN TERMS: Ownership and Transfer of Lesbian Lands

By Barbara Holmes, Nett Hart, Terri Carver, and Lisa Pierce

Lesbian Natural Resources was formed at the confluence of creativity, feminist discourse, and idealism that is Lesbian Land, and also the turmoil of financial insolvency, legal challenges to land titles, and inequities in access by women of color, women with disabilities, and women in poverty.

The goals of Lesbian Natural Resources are, and always have been, to create durable legal and financial structures to open the possibilities of Lesbian Land to any Lesbian with commitment to Lesbian space now and in the future.

Because Lesbian Natural Resources is founded on a belief that Lesbians become our best selves when free to explore skills, ideas, and ways of relating beyond cultural restrictions, the importance of Lesbian Land has never  been greater. This manual and self study guide are meant to facilitate intergenerational and intercultural discussions to promote and protect the most valuable resources of all: strong, Lesbian-identified Lesbians. To this end, we hope this resource is of value.

Available free to individual Lesbians. Please email


Sinister Wisdom: Lesbian Literary, Theory, and Art Journal

Available at

Inquire by mail:
2333 McIntosh Road
Dover, FL 33527

Also see Sinister Wisdom 98, Landykes of the South, edited by Rose Norman, Merril Mushroom, and Kate Ellison.




Shewolf’s Directory of Wimmin’s Lands and Lesbian Communities

Contact SHEWOLF to purchase the sixth edition, 2013-2016.


Maize, A Lesbian Country Magazine
PO Box 130
Serafina, NM 87569



Lesbian Natural Resources invites you to start gathering your notes to tell your story.

Beginning October 1, 2017, communities and private landowners are invited to contribute to a book of stories of our lands as we formed Lesbian culture and connections in wild and rural spaces. We encourage you to describe your livelihood, food provisioning from the land, shelter making and adapting sustainable systems, community building, creative arts, healing work, and skills, all you have learned that will encourage and pass on your experience to other wimmin to do more self sufficient wilding. What are your policies regarding visitors, children, food, alcohol, drugs, tobacco, music, money/fees/ work exchange, buildings, pets, weapons, apprentices/workers, residents? You may be a solo landyke or in a community of hundreds. The story of your land is important to all landykes, and to those who will be coming. Let’s conspire, inspire, and keep alive the options for autonomous wimmin’s culture that honors who we are when we are among ourselves.

Write your story. Collect a photo or two that can be used in the landyke book. Please limit your text to approximately 2-3 typewritten pages. We ask that you send first hard copy on paper and photocopies, unsized, of your photos between October 1, 2017, and January 1, 2018, with a $35 contribution to Lesbian Natural Resources. On publication you will receive a copy of the book.

At a later date, you will be contacted to send a digital copy with edits suggested by the Landyke Book editors and scans of your photos with specifications. When the Landyke book is available it will be sold as a fundraiser for Lesbian Natural Resources and at that time you may also purchase additional copies and benefit LNR with purchase of the original Lesbian Land book.