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VCLT History

You can read about the development and history of the Valley Community Land Trust through it's Newsletter and press clipping archives. This living history is an interesting snapshot of one of the oldest Community Land Trusts in the country.

The Forming of VCLT

1976 - Pre-Incorporation Brochure

1976 or 1977 - Pre-Incorporation Brochure

1977 or so - First VCLT Brochure

Newsletter Archive

1977

Newsletter #2 - November 1977 (PDF - 729KB)

1978

Newsletter #3 - January 1978 (PDF - 564KB)

Newsletter #4 - March 1978 (PDF - 745KB)

Newsletter #5 - April 1978 (PDF - 1.7MB)

Newsletter #6 - May 1978 (PDF - 910KB)

Newsletter #7 - July 1978 (PDF - 621KB)

1979

Newsletter - January 1979 (PDF - 1.3MB)

Newsletter - Fall 1979 (PDF - 1.2MB)

1980

Newsletter - February 1980 (PDF - 1.8MB)

1990

Newsletter - Fall 1990 (PDF 3MB)

Press Clippings


1976 Article in the Morning Union - Community Group Looking for a Better Way (JPG - 472KB)

1976 Article in the Hampshire Gazette - Back to the Land: Group Plans Holding Local Acreage in Trust (JPG - 395KB)

1976 Article in the Greenfield Recorder - Group Seeking to Form County Land Trust (JPG - 553KB)

1976 Article in the Advocate - Alternatives to Big Money Farming (JPG - 704KB)

1981 Article in New Roots Magazine (PDF - 3.4MB)

2008 Article in the Greenfield Record - A Different Way of Growing Things (PDF 932KB)

2008 Article in the Shelburne Falls & West County Independent - Land Trust Receives New Funds to Help Recruit New Members (PDF 325KB)

2009 Article in the Greenfield Record - Forum, tours focus on green homes, new communities (PDF 842KB)

2009 Picture with caption in the Shelburne Falls & West County Independent - EcoLiving Tour (PDF 470KB)

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