Start by doing what is necessary,
then what is possible, and
suddenly you are doing
- St. Francis of Assisi
There's a rural renaissance taking place in a small town or rural community near you. From artisan cheesemakers to farm-stay bed & breakfasts, from Internet-connected free-lancers to retirees restoring native prairies, rural living has creatively reinvented itself for the 21st Century. Welcome to the good life, filled with all the hard work, pioneering spirit and commitment to community that has contributed to a worldview revolution in our approach to the health of the land and nature -- on which we depend for our survival.
The Rural Renaissance Network (RRN) is about celebrating these changes, providing resources for those who dream an American dream of a home in the country, and the inspiration and how-to information to make it a reality. The RRN is a program of Renewing the Countryside, dedicated to preserving the very foundation of the American character: a thriving and healthy rural America.
Among the resources and information you'll find on this website include the following:
Much more is planned with the support of people living in rural communities, financial contributors, and visitors like you -- imagining what the good life can be, then setting out to make their dream a reality.
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