Club Meeting – August 15th, 2013

Flaccavento081513Mr. Anthony Flaccavento spoke to us today on the topic of sustainable economic development in rural America.  He has 25 years of hands-on experience in sustainable community development, along with a BS degree in Agriculture and Environmental Science and a Masters degree in Economic and Social Development.  Mr. Flaccavento is “the man behind SCALE” (Sequestering Carbon, Accelerating Local Economies).

“The central purpose of SCALE is to catalyze and accelerate economies which increase community wealth and restore or sustain the ecosystem.  The services are designed for community leaders, farmers, small businesses and nonprofit practitioners who are engaged in working towards sustainable economic development initiatives.”

Mr. Flaccavento has been a certified organic produce farmer for the past 15 years during which time he also founded and directed Appalachian Sustainable Development.  He is the author of “Healthy Food Systems: A Tool Kit for building Value Chains” and over 100 published articles.

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