The concept of New Ruralism is very aligned with the Coggins Conservation Project’s long-term goals in the southeast region and Appalachia. Read “A Call for New Ruralism” by Sibella Kraus in the link below to learn more. Sibella Kraus is the Project Director, Institute of Urban & Regional Development New Ruralism Initiative, and the President of Sustainable Agriculture Education.
“New Ruralism is a framework for creating a bridge between Sustainable Agriculture and New Urbanism. Sustainable agriculture can help bring cities down to earth, to a deeper commitment to the ecology and economy of the surrounding countryside on which they depend. New Ruralism embraces the power of place-making that can help American agriculture move from an artificially narrow production focus to encompass broader resource preservation values.”