THE SECRET SAUCE
Beyond the Valley: A look inside a Food Enterprise Center that is cultivating community beyond its walls. —by Lisa Frank
This can-do spirit fosters the desire to move beyond the mere revival of “what once was”, and towards a community that’s healthy, sustainable and a strong influence on the greater economy.
Island Housing Trust’s mission is to preserve the viability of the year-round community on Mount Desert Island (MDI) by encouraging and providing housing opportunities affordable to the island’s workforce. To ensure that the island communities remain viable year-round villages and towns, IHT seeks to create a stock of permanently affordable year-round housing that is available to those who work on MDI.
Civic courage means striking first with love, and asking questions later. It’s building a bridge by trusting someone who doesn’t already trust you. It’s choosing to listen to someone who is across the trenches from you.