The Restoration Economy Stream seeks to foster economic activity that restores degraded systems and maintains the services provided by natural systems.
We conceive of an economy as more than a monetary based system, and foremost as a system of exchanges based on reciprocity and relationship. We draw on the Leopoldian concept of the Land Community to develop restorative economies for societies and ecologies.
Here in the Arizona-Sonora Borderlands, our partner organizations have a long history of building skills and exploring innovative economic models which allow people to care for the places they live within. Explore their projects: