Building The Agricultural City -An Argument for Regional Economies

“Is there a means by which we can construct a society in which the human being is central, not peripheral, with an economy that serves us? One in which it is understood that Nature has tolerance limits and that by crossing them too often we will destroy the foundations of our existence? Can we construct a society in which work is meaningful? One in which our voices are heard? “

Update from Thoreau College

Through an integrated program of study, artistic creation, reflection, labor, and active community life, Growing Seasons participants explore what it means to be a human being today and what we are each called to do with our lives at this moment in history.

A Year of Growth: Working to build a new kind of college —by Colleen Smereka

Thoreau College creates a context where students can nurture their sacred curiosity, connect with their deepest selves, and cultivate the capacities they will need to manifest their highest aspirations for the world.”

Beyond the Valley: A look inside a Food Enterprise Center that is cultivating community beyond its walls. —by Lisa Frank

This can-do spirit fosters the desire to move beyond the mere revival of “what once was”, and towards a community that’s healthy, sustainable and a strong influence on the greater economy.

Island Housing Trust -How one small town addressed a crisis of affordable housing —by Kendra Rand

Island Housing Trust’s mission is to preserve the viability of the year-round community on Mount Desert Island (MDI) by encouraging and providing housing opportunities affordable to the island’s workforce. To ensure that the island communities remain viable year-round villages and towns, IHT seeks to create a stock of permanently affordable year-round housing that is available to those who work on MDI.

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Building The Agricultural City -An Argument for Regional Economies

“Is there a means by which we can construct a society in which the human being is central, not peripheral, with an economy that serves us? One in which it is understood that Nature has tolerance limits and that by crossing them too often we will destroy the foundations of our existence? Can we construct a society in which work is meaningful? One in which our voices are heard? “

Update from Thoreau College

Through an integrated program of study, artistic creation, reflection, labor, and active community life, Growing Seasons participants explore what it means to be a human being today and what we are each called to do with our lives at this moment in history.

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