This article from Huffington Post entitled “UN Report says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way to Feed the World” captures the importance of re-thinking how we use land in our communities and across the country. Community resiliency stems from the idea supporting ourselves and our neighbors. This can mean many things, including the ability to produce our own food and energy requirements and ensuring our most basic functions of survival.
Nature Partners is working hard to empower Land-Owners with the resources needed to re-think how they use their properties. At the same time, those looking for land will have a new way to find resources appropriate for their land-use application, whatever it may be. If you want to create a community garden, maybe your neighbor wants to rent his back-yard to you? If your farm isn’t making enough revenue through growing crops, maybe a solar developer would be interested in installing a solar farm? If we begin to get out of our siloed mentality about land use and function, we may find solutions that bring new forms of resiliency and new opportunity to our communities and country.