"Community doesn't just create abundance ...
... Community is abundance."
- Palmer Parker, Educator and Activist
We love the Shenandoah Valley and are committed to a "local-first" mindset, focused on preserving the region's rural heritage and rich history.
We hope to use this project as an acupuncture point to catalyze positive action in areas like regenerative agriculture, forest restoration, economic opportunity, and wellness.
By engaging local partnerships and government funding, the potential is exciting, and we are engaged in community initiatives in the following areas:
Our goal is to source 80% of our food within 175 miles while adhering to a chemical, antibiotic, and growth hormone free mandate. We hope to embody the indigenous “food as medicine” practice, re-creating the sacred relationship between soil, production, and consumption. We have started providing visibility to our orders in 2022, and plan to find agricultural partners committed to regenerative agriculture and creating a regional network of wholesome and nutritious food.
Our intent is to impact climate change in our area by using integrated carbon sequestration methods to remove carbon from the air and waste stream and return it to the soil. We have started implementing a 50 year natural resource management plan, and will engage in rigorous test-learn-change processes with key partners for gaining feedback and improving our ecological practices.
We are working with artists and artisans across the area, and are excited to offer over 300 full/part time jobs when we open. We are trying to create economically sustainable career paths where individuals can align with their innate talents and calling. We will build relationships with local Universities to train and employ the region's next generation, and believe that during our first decade, we will spend over $150M that gets retained in the region.
We plan to partner with, or help create, local recreational alternatives that take advantage of the natural environment while reinforcing wellness and having fun. We are focused on those with both educational and unique experiential components. We will also co-promote other local tourist attractions, so guests stay longer in the Shenandoah Valley.
"If you drive to the Shenandoah Valley, you'll get some appreciation for the scale and beauty of the outdoors. When you walk into it, you see it in a completely different way ... you discover it in a much slower, more majestic sort of way."
- Bill Bryson, Author