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Rooted Resources

Rooted Resources posts give us a clearer vision of what “democratizing wealth” means, refracted through the living experience and emerging projects of people making change today. This series grows out of the Rooted Resources Festival (May 12-15, 2022) and the Community Fund design project.
By Hélène Lesterlin
An overview of the program, to give a sense of the breadth of topics we encountered and discussed together in this intensive learning and design process.
By Hélène Lesterlin (Steward, Community Fund Circle)
From the beginning we were committed to this process being just, emergent, open to experimentation, and grounded in collaboration and learning.
By Clay Moodey, member of the Community Fund Design Group
At its core, this project is about shifting power. As the first stage of the design process wraps, I’d like to share some reflections about my experience and perspective about power through the design process.
By Hélène Lesterlin
We invite you to participate in a democratic process for designing a Just Transition-aligned pilot community fund for the city of Kingston! More info here.
By Hélène Lesterlin
Starting today, we are hosting community forums on the Kingston Community Fund. This page is a growing resource vault for anyone who might like to explore info we are unearthing as we go on this learning journey together.
By Micah, Hélène and Aja
We are excited to announce that we’re exploring the creation of a community-designed, community-controlled fund.
By Carrie Flemming
Rev Dele is a grandmother, spiritual leader, speaker, and permaculturist whose mission is “grounding heaven on earth by strengthening our oneness with Nature.”
By Carrie Flemming
We know a future that works for everyone will require radical movement toward equity and community care in every sector of society.
By Jared Spears
We model tools for community-led change which aim to bring decisions about land use and money issue back to a more human-scale, local exchange.
By Fiona Otway
A nuanced conversation that often circled back to the inadequacy of the English language when it comes to talking about land.
By Michael B. Marks Ph.D.
An informative and inspiring panel about innovations that move capital downstream to economically distressed communities.

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