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A Gift to You

Twenty-three new episodes of the Schumacher Lectures podcast are available for listening to in time for your holiday travel.

Sallie Calhoun And Greg Watson Videos Available For Viewing

“This year’s theme—actionable responses to climate change—was nothing if not timely.  Speaking on this topic were Sallie Calhoun—co-owner with her husband Matt Christiano of Paicines Ranch, a 7,600-acre (11.875 square miles) farm near Monterrey, California, and founder of an impact investing fund, Cienaga Capital—and Greg Watson, former Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture and a student of Buckminster Fuller, whose work centered on holistic approaches.”

A New Gramdan Movement

At the Schumacher Center, we envision a world in which gifts of working-lands to CLTs are as common as gifts of ecologically sensitive lands to conservation land trusts. To reach that goal will mean educating estate planners, lawyers, and philanthropic advisors about the mechanics and options of land gifting to CLTs. Lands held by CLTs can help address such issues as climate disaster recovery, urban displacement, rural community revitalization, and socially positive commercial development.

"Small is beautiful and so is simplicity. As a third line of endeavour, I should suggest that non-violence is also beautiful. We should diligently search for non-violent methods of production, particularly in agriculture, that is to say methods that work with nature instead of bludgeoning her."

- E. F. Schumacher, Work in a Sane Society