• Tierra Verde

    Tierra Verde with Garden

    Homeowners moved into their new “Tierra Verde” homes on November 15th, 2012. Our fifth affordable housing neighborhood is designed to be net zero, that is, not using more energy than it manufactures on site. Homeowners were required to put in 24 hours per week during construction. Tierra Verde is home to 6 adults and 9 children and children’s voices can be heard throughout Tierra Verde and Common Ground.

  • Common Ground

    Common Ground

    Common Ground is a sustainable net zero energy project. Features include straw bale construction with earthen plaster, rainwater catchment, solar hot water and a grid-tied solar electric system. This is a mixed-income development of 11 homes and 2 rental units along with an office/resource center.

  • Coho

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    The need for a second housing project became apparent, and in 1994 another cooperative of seven homes was completed. Once again a group of homeowners formed crews to build foundations, frame and finish their homes. Interns, community volunteers and tradespersons gave many hundreds of hours of labor.

  • Innisfree

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    On May 10th, 2003 more than 250 people attended the Innisfree Open House, joining LCLT and the new residents in celebrating the completion of eight new homes. Visitors were impressed with the elegant and efficient design, and admired the rain catchment tanks for garden use and passive solar features of the homes.

  • Morgantown

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    Morgantown is the first neighborhood designed by LCLT. The groundbreaking ceremonies occurred on May 2, 1992 and construction began immediately on seven homes. Much of the labor for construction came from homeowners (contracting from 24-30 hours per week), volunteers, and interns. Interns were recruited locally and from universities.


Become an Intern

The Lopez Community Land Trust offers structured internships for college students or others interested in construction or sustainable agriculture and community food systems. Applications for sustainable agriculture internships in 2014 will be accepted as early as January 2014.
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Land, Water, Energy, Resource Use Manual

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This 104-page manual is available for $20.00 plus shipping and handling. To purchase the manual, please email LCLT@rockisland.com or call (360) 468- 3723.
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News

Feature by Capital Institute

Lopez Community Land Trust has been featured online by the Capital Institute which focuses on Regenerative Economy. This feature has beautiful photos, audio interviews, and a comprehensive story about our work.See:    http://fieldguide.capitalinstitute.org/lopez-land-trust.html.


Bounty-Lopez Island Farmers, Food & Community
Bounty–Lopez Island Farmers, Food & Community

It’s time to celebrate our farmers and thank them for their hard work and delicious food! Bounty–Lopez Island Farmers, Food and Community will tell our local food story through beautiful photographs and oral history. Twenty-six Lopez Island farms are participating in this three-year projoect sponsored in part by the Lopez Community Land Trust and Lopez Locavores.



Affordable Housing

Tierra Verde with Garden

Homeowners moved into their new “Tierra Verde” homes on November 15th, 2012. Our fifth affordable housing neighborhood is designed to be net zero, that is, not using more energy than it manufactures on site. Homeowners were required to put in 24 hours per week during construction. Tierra Verde is home to 6 adults and 9 children and children’s voices can be heard throughout Tierra Verde and Common Ground.

Mobile Processing Unit

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The mobile processing unit (MPU) is the first USDA approved mobile processing unit in the US. The MPU was developed and owned by LCLT and operated by the Island Grown Farmers Co-op. The unit now belongs to the Island Grown Farmers Co-0p, and shuttles from farm to farm three or four days a week on Lopez Island, collecting fresh carcasses of cows, pigs and sheep that will become steaks, sausage, bacon and hamburgers.

Farm Products Guide

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The guide to farm products on Lopez Island is a bi-annual publication that promotes and supports local agriculture.
Buying local farm products is a less expensive and healthier way to nourish yourself, your family, and your community.
Use this map and guide to locate homegrown and homemade goods on Lopez Island.

Seed Security Initiative

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The Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (SARD) committee is constructing a seed library. This seed library is committed to providing our community with island appropriate open source seeds, fostering community resilience, self-reliance and a culture of sharing.

Events

Vicki Robin and New Book

Vicki Robin will appear at the Lopez Library Wednesday, June 18th, at 7 p.m. to speak about her latest book Blessing the Hands that Feed Us. Vicki has been featured on Seattle’s Tedx and can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idsd7T-KVtk&feature=kp She also co-authored the bestselling book “Your Money or Your Life.” Praise for this latest book […]