Our mission is to envision a just and regenerative economy; apply the concepts locally; then share the results for broad replication.




Informed by Place, Supported by Citizens

The small business owners of the Berkshires are my heroes. They have adjusted to the restrictions of COVID; they are meeting the economic challenges brought on by the pandemic with good spirits. I want to support them with the same good spirit and enthusiasm, letting them know the Berkshires are a better place because they … Continued

Emphasizing Community

First formed in 1969 in Albany, Georgia by Robert Swann and civil rights activist Slater King as a vehicle to ensure access to farmland for Black farmers, Community Land Trusts are now spreading throughout the world. Join us for the second gathering … Continued

European Community Land Trust Roundtable

George Monbiot’s much-heralded 40th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lecture, Private Sufficiency, Public Luxury: Land is the Key to the Transformation of Society, continues to inspire new thinking about community land ownership. To explore the topic further, the … Continued

“Since there is now increasing evidence of environmental deterioration, particularly in living nature, the entire outlook and methodology of economics is being called into question. The study of economics is too narrow and too fragmentary to lead to valid insights, unless complemented and completed by a study of meta-economics.”

– E. F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful