The Art of Regional Change » Project


Passion for the Land is a digital storytelling project designed to help Sierra Valley residents communicate with policymakers, community leaders, and educators about the challenges of sustaining working landscapes, wildlife habitat, and the rural way of life. The project brought together Cooperative Extension workers, ranchers, farmers, artists, UC Davis scholars and students to create video ‘letters to the editor’ that articulated the benefits of agriculture and highlight the dirt-level stewardship practices of the people who call this place home. They presented  these stories at a series of public screenings with elected officials, county staff, and state regulators. UC Davis scholars and students will participated in project development, story production, community research and the public screenings.