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One Foundation’s Culture of Learning Enriches a Region

By Tim Schwantes on July 27th, 2016

I was recently at a conference with a nationally-recognizable keynote speaker who I had heard a few times over the past few years. I looked forward to hearing new stories, data, and insights the speaker had gathered and how they tied to the decades of work this person has devoted to the topic. However, despite […]

Learning and Growing at a Small-Town Farmers’ Market

By Phil Bors on July 13th, 2016

On a sunny spring Saturday in 2015 in Zebulon, NC, its Community Center became the town’s very first open air market connecting local farmers and residents. The Zebulon Farm Fresh Market operates each Saturday thanks to the persistence and collective efforts of town officials, recreation staffers, farmers, and community members. John Rex Endowment provided crucial […]

Does Your Learning Style Support a Culture of Learning?

By Joanne Lee on July 6th, 2016

A Culture of Learning is one of six Essential Practices in Active Living By Design (ALBD)’s Community Action Model. In order to create meaningful and sustained community change, we believe that these practices should be interwoven throughout each action step within the model. Our experiences over the years with a variety of community partnerships has […]