We have broadly defined three goals.

Development of a local food system

Rural Revival will work:

  1. with local food producers in the production, preservation, processing, and marketing of food;
  2. with consumers of the area in locating sources for local food products;
  3. with retail outlets in the development of local markets for locally produced food.

Transfer of land to aspiring farmers

Rural Revival will work to set up a program linking those who have land or resources available for aspiring farmers with those aspiring farmers themselves. Rural Revival will work with individuals and congregations seeking help in the transfer of land from one generation to the next.

Educational/informational programs

Rural Revival will seek to plan public programs for churches and community organizations providing education and information on topics within the group’s primary interests — local food and land tenure issues. The group will work to shape an ethically informed stewardship of land, community and resources.