Frontiers of Commoning Podcast: BerkShares

The Covid-19 pandemic is forcing communities around the world  to re-evaluate their regional economic development strategies.

Recently our colleague David Bollier interviewed the Schumacher Center’s Rachel Moriarty for his Frontiers of Commoning Podcast about the history and vision of BerkShares, the local currency which she administers in the Berkshire Region of Western Massachusetts. We share their conversation as a resource for those looking to cultivate more resilient regional economies in the aftermath of the pandemic.


“We like to say [that] the left and right meet at local. At the end of the day, everyone wants to see their neighbors succeed whether or not they agree politically.” – Rachel Moriarty

Other episodes from David Bollier’s Frontiers of Commoning Podcast can be found here.