Welcome to the Good Work Institute

The Good Work Institute is a non-profit organization working to foster resilience and regeneration in the Hudson Valley of New York. We do this by cultivating, supporting, and connecting local community members and organizations who are working for positive social, ecological, and economic impact.

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What We Believe

Good work involves much giving of honor. It honors the source of its materials; it honors the place where it is done; it honors the art by which it is done; it honors the thing that it makes and the user of the made thing. Good work is always modestly scaled, for it cannot ignore either the nature of individual places or the differences between places... -Wendell Berry

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What We Do

We run a fellowship program, a physical hub for the localist movement, and offer workshops, classes, and events that focus on cultivating the skills and wisdom needed to ensure the people and places of the Hudson Valley are truly thriving.

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