WHAT CAN BE
WORKING LANDSCAPES AND NEW IDEAS
For many rural communities it can be hard to see opportunities for growth, or even stability, in the wake of steady economic decline and the exodus of big industries. Carla Norwood and Gabe Cummings believe plenty of opportunity exists where it always has: in the landscape and people that surround them. Their rural-based nonprofit, Working Landscapes, has nurtured a local food system and a regional supply network that has proven sustainable over the past five years. What Can Be examines their economic redevelopment project in detail, the pubic and private partners involved and how their model could be replicated to develop complementary processing facilities and opportunities for economic resilience in other rural communities.