We are entering a new phase in human development and rural communities have a critical role to play.
If we are paying close attention we’ll see the openings, the opportunities and the solutions to human problems that only functioning rural communities can provide.
If we look even further out we’ll see the awesome responsibility that we have to provide these solutions.
Yesterday we valued and marketed ourselves based on our proximity to urban centres. Tomorrow cities will be valued based on their proximity to nature and functioning, healthy rural regions - not the other way around.
It all begins with fearlessly optimistic people contributing their talents and ideas to build healthy, happy and whole communities.
It grows and strengthens with our networks and connection to each other.
Rural on Purpose exists to inspire communities to action and ignite the passion for place that comes with purposeful living.
Thank you for being here and for being a community worth serving.