Lick Run Community Development Corporation visions the practice of the 8 principles of self-governing the commons to catalyze community engagement in a restorative and regenerative circular economy.


Lick Run CDC creates resilient infrastructure, an environment for interaction and exchange in the local human & biological ecosystems, and opportunities for education and community initiatives through community capacity building.


Lick Run CDC grew from a vision by Rick Williams and is realized by too many to name. We are thankful to all those who have made this work a reality.  We want to give special thanks to our ongoing partners in the Take Root Program, whose dedication makes our budding food forest system in NW Roanoke a reality.