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Clearfork Community Institute

HOUSING / COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Site Description:

The Clearfork Community Institute partners with the Woodland Community Land Trust, a community-initiated organization, whose mission is to purchase and hold lands for local residents who might otherwise be landless. This part of rural Appalachia has a majority of the land owned by out of state and out of country corporations. Through re-purchase of land, local residents have a secure base with which to begin holistic community development from a rural perspective. Students will have the opportunity to interact and build community with neighboring residents through visits to local churches and share meals with members of the community.

Site Resources:

http://www.woodlandcommunitylandtrust.org/home

 

 

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