“We must move beyond sustainability and into regeneration of all forms of capital. Regenerative systems actively build life, complexity and diversity. They grow the foundation and the potential of what humans perceive and experience as ‘wealth’.” Ethan Roland & Gregory Landua (2013: 15-16)
Multy-capital abundance as a new model of enterprises
It is no longer acceptable to create financial profits by extracting the foundational living wealth of our lands and waters.
‘Regenerative enterprise’ may be defined as “a venture that proactively grows and cultivates the foundational pools of social, cultural, spiritual, and living capital by providing goods and services in a way that creates net positive gains for the system as a whole”.
We consciously choose how we use/ gather/ store/ share/ flow/ exchange/ cultivate/ create/ generate/ focus on different types of capital.
Regenerative enterprises ensures the longevity of the whole project by providing products and a source of income for us and the people’s college. The combination of regenerative enterprises and the people’s college gives teachers who walk their talk and works as an incubator for startups. When productions grow beyond our own use, they will probably need to be moved to another location in the local area, since buildings cannot be added.