Resilient communities: Communities can fend for themselves. They solve their own problems versus relying on governments and organizations. Community members are healthy, empowered, and interdependent. They are less susceptible to outside forces and events and can adapt to new challenges and environments.
Real farms growing food: These communities use farmland to grow their own healthy food. Their connection with farms also brings them back into a circular economy – this moves them away from our current system of consumption and waste, which is not controlled by the community.
Self-sufficient local culture: The resources these communities consume and the types of relationships they have are inherently net positive – not exploiting some other environment or people inside a factory on the other side of the planet. It’s a more human culture. Instead of degrading our environment, these communities get their food from local gardens, buy local products, and don’t have to drive as often.