lopez community land trust

Community Building and Visioning for Affordable Housing and Sustainable Agriculture

"Story Bridge is truly a bridge. I've never seen a more powerful tool for building relationships among people who would not normally relate to one another."

- Rhea Miller, Co-founder, Lopez Community Land Trust

Invited by the award-winning Lopez Community Land Trust, Story Bridge came to the island endowed with natural beauty, rich heritage, and a thriving community. In this two-day workshop on March 10 & 11, 2018, community members came together to unite in deepened relationship and chart pathways for Food, Farming and Affordable Housing for the Next Generation.

We created a "Play-in-a-Day" workshop on the first day and local leaders facilitated a second day using social artistry method for collective reflection and visioning. After the Story Bridge weekend, a participant shared with us:

"I had high expectations going into last weekend, and they dramatically surpassed them.. There was a mutual seeing that was validating of the lasting changes that were brought about this weekend. I am so grateful to you for believing in the healing power of story and its vital place in building a strong and vibrant community."


Click here to view a project report prepared by Lopez Community Land Trust and see what our partners and participants think about this community building and visioning process.


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