“Through the work of land trust, we’ve really been able to mobilize a broader community conversation, which needed to be had in terms of us all getting on the same page, having a shared community vision. Those are really important,” Whiley said. “What I am understanding from working in other places, both in Nova Scotia and abroad, that’s what really starts the foundation is when everyone is on the same page and we’re all moving toward this shared goal. That’s what we’re focused on now.”
But the Upper Hammonds Plains Community Land Trust is not just about building housing for the community; it’s also about preserving the community’s history.