Jared Spears is the Director of Communications and Resources at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics. As a writer and communications strategist interested in cultural and economic transformation, Jared is committed to work which advances collective solutions to the climate and ecological crisis. Having joined the organization in 2021, Jared brings a keen academic interest in the alternative intellectual and cultural history which the library embodies. As the marketing director of the BerkShares local currency program, Jared designs and implements strategies to promote BerkShares as a tool for local economic development in the region.
By Jared Spears, Schumacher Center for a New Economics
At the most human level, reconnecting people around the growing of their own food may prove to be among our most effective means of healing our widespread sense of disconnection from nature and community.