Building The Agricultural City -An Argument for Regional Economies

Building The Agricultural City -An Argument for Regional Economies

In his book, Building The Agricultural City—A Handbook For Rural Renewal, Robert Wolf asks the question: “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...
Update from Thoreau College

Update from Thoreau College

Growing Seasons at Thoreau College is a 9-month, residential program for young adults seeking to challenge and cultivate themselves through an immersive, holistic curriculum designed to engage each participant as a whole human being. Each Growing Season is organized...
A Year of Growth: Working to build a new kind of college

A Year of Growth: Working to build a new kind of college

“Rooted in the ridges and valleys of the Driftless Region of the upper Midwest, Thoreau College models a transformative liberal arts curriculum that immerses students in authentic community, shared labor and governance, and rigorous engagement with great works...
Beyond the Valley

Beyond the Valley

This piece was written by Lisa Frank, founder of the Rettlers project. “Rettlers vision is to inform a hospitality culture that reflects the interests, values and lifestyle behind each host and each traveler. Collectively, these connections createa network of...
Choosing To See The Unshakeable Goodness

Choosing To See The Unshakeable Goodness

This piece was first delivered as a Firestarter Talk at the 2018 National Rural Assembly where the theme was “Building Civic Courage.”  The Rural Assembly is organized by The Center for Rural Strategies whose mission strives “to create better...