I’ve experienced an uptick of workshop requests over the past year. In 2016-17, I led trail tourism workshops along the Trent Severn Waterway in Ontario, the Upper Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, and throughout the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition corridor. I also had the privilege to be part of Project for Public Spaces’ (Citizens’ Institute for Rural Design) National Resource Team for rural workshops held in Limon, Colorado, and Salmon, Idaho. With each customized workshop, I learn from the communities I visit. What I know for sure is that people love their communities and are willing to roll up their sleeves and get to work for change.

Upcoming workshops: additional workshops along the Trent Severn Waterway and Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition corridors, as well as a session track at the Brushy Fork Annual Institute in Kentucky.