Small Town Reinvention

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Craik, Saskatchewan – the halfway point between Regina and Saskatoon, has deemed itself an ‘eco-village’ and is attracting new residents.

The town of 450 people donated 127 acres and built an Eco-centre and a restaurant out of hay bales, solar panels, recycled wood, and a compost toilet (ew?).

I have been fascinated by transforming small towns for a while. It’s often very difficult to do, with old mind sets and scant new residents.  This entire campaign, which has been building since 2001 is a huge success model to draw in new residents that other communities should study.
via This Mag via Granville Mag

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