Our Work

We're working on an inclusive, whole systems, collaborative, and entrepreneurial approach to rural community development that is rooted in equity, includes all sectors, and is led on the ground by the communities themselves. We believe that urban communities must view rural communities as partners and areas of opportunity and investment in tackling our most challenging problems of chronic poverty and income inequality, climate change, and ideological polarization.

 

  Our Community

  We're a worker and community directed non-profit organization. Learn more about our team.

Spotlight

This recent 2016 election has exposed deep divisions in our country that are not going away easily. Perhaps the most stark division is geographic: urban and rural. Read our perspective.

Our Mission

Regenerate the land, economy, and communities of the Cuyama Valley through equitable partnerships and share scalable models with other communities.

 
 
 
Rural Tourism & Hospitality

Rural Tourism & Hospitality

Cultural Exchange

Cultural Exchange

Cuyama Food Action

Cuyama Food Action

Creative Placemaking

Creative Placemaking

 Creative Economic Revitalization

 Creative Economic Revitalization

Rural Summit

Rural Summit

Our Supporters

Zannon Family Foundation

Santa Barbara Pistachio Company

Duncan Family Farms

Dipaolo Foundation

Santa Barbara Foundation

Northfork Vineyard

Santa Barbara Office of Arts and Culture 

McCune Foundation

Pacific Standard Magazine

Cuyama Orchards

Sunridge Nurseries

Bolthouse Properties

Bolthouse Farms

Fund for Santa Barbara

E&B Resources