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Community Land
Communities magazine Spring #182
by Chris Roth, Communities editor
Available now for free (or by donation) digital download.
Communities issue #182 shares stories about how intentional community projects can gain access to land.

It asks provocative questions about land, people, privilege, and the obstacles that prevent communities (particularly disadvantaged communities) from reconnecting to land―and offers inspiring stories of overcoming those barriers to achieve more equity and sustainability.

Just as access to land depends on community in some form, community often depends on and derives its vitality from a group’s relationship to land.
The issue highlights the interdependence of our selves, our human communities, and the lands which steward (and are stewarded by) our presence.

Articles from the issue recently published in our blog:

Land Speaking through the People

Land Speaking through the People: The Great Work of Our Times
Land Speaking through the People: The Great Work of Our Times. Through Community Land Trusts, we can reimagine and experience anew our relationship with the land as communities of place-based people.

by Cassandra Ferrera

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The Dilemmas of Being a Benefactor

The Dilemmas of Being a Benefactor: Creating a Community Land Trust
The Dilemmas of Being a Benefactor: Creating a Community Land Trust. CommonSpace CLT fulfills its founder’s dream of using her inheritance to create an affordable, not-for-profit example of diverse community on protected land in perpetuity.

by Carolyn North

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Cross-Class Cooperation and Land Access

Cross-Class Cooperation and Land Access
It is important to not only talk about the role class privilege plays in our movement, but also celebrate the ways that cross-class cooperation can be a form of much-needed solidarity.

by Yana Ludwig

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How We Came to Inherit a Salmon Stream

How We Came to Inherit a Salmon Stream
The residents of Sahale Learning Center and EcoVillage welcome the salmon who swim from the Hood Canal up the Tahuya River each year to spawn.

by Kirsten Rohde

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