Lopez Community Land Trust Programs
LCLT has just completed its fifth affordable housing project, Tierra Verde, a zero-net energy neighborhood with rainwater catchment, solar hot water and a grid-tied solar electric system.
- LCLT sustainable agriculture program created the first mobile slaughter unit in the US, a local Farm Products Guide, and co-founded the school district's LIFE Farm & Garden program. It has been highlighted in Renewing the Countryside, Wall Street Journal, and Smart By Nature. The Grain Project intends to further our island's basic food security through: appropriate grain production;
- distribution of seed & equipment;
- a seed bank & a local food security model; &
- linking farmers & consumers.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
Lopez Community Land Trust (LCLT) was incorporated in 1989 in response to housing prices rising 189% in that one year alone. Since that time we have been working to maintain the character and diversity of Lopez island by ‘Unleashing the Power’ of the greater community through successful efforts in affordable housing, renewable energy and sustainable agriculture projects.
In 2012 LCLT completed another zero net energy affordable housing neighborhood with 16 kilowatts of solar PV. It was our fifth affordable neighborhood. We also brought to fruition the dream of a seed library for the Lopez community.
Help us thrive as a community by investing in these innovative efforts. Contributions help us ‘Unleash the Power of Community’, maintain the seed library, establish new affordable neighborhoods and grow our sustainable agriculture projects.