Our key area of work fit into three buckets:
Within these buckets, we are involved in an array of projects and initiatives that range from building regional capacity to support beginning farmers access farmland, to incubating a Slow Money network, to empowering rural women to be change makers in their communities.
- Supporting individuals and communities in turning ideas into change
- Making space for new conversations and collaborations
- Boundary Crossers building relationships:
- Between nonprofit, private, government & education sectors
- Between rural, urban and suburban
- Between business, agriculture, arts, the environment, education, and tourism
- Between those with abundant wealth and those without
- Innovative - being flexible, responsive, nimble, creative, and willing to take risks
- Authentically engaging partners
- Creating spaces for cocreation, coownership, shared power
In rural areas, we work with people who are passionate about creating vibrant, equitable communities that grow economic, social and environmental wealth. These individuals include farmers, local government officials, students, educators, business owners, investors, cooperatives, food service professionals, artists, activists and the staff at agencies and nonprofit organizations.
We also serve as a bridge between rural and urban populations, especially through our local foods and sustainable tourism work.