Rural Lands & Economic Development

It’s impossible to separate rural communities and First Nations from their lands. Given the right vision and capacity, rural communities can both ensure their environment remains healthy and sustainable, and stimulate place-appropriate economic development, as our two speakers make clear.


Gray Harris, Director of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, Coastal Enterprises Inc. (Maine)


Linda Best, founding member and Co-Chair of FarmWorks Investment Co-operative (Nova Scotia)


Jessica O’Hare, Program Assistant, Northern Forest Center (New Hampshire)