Consulting · Speaking · Writing & Analysis
The central purpose of SCALE is to catalyze and accelerate economies that increase community wealth and restore or sustain the ecosystem. We do this through hands-on training, research and technical assistance, and building political capacity for progressive ideas. The services are designed for community leaders, farmers, small businesses and non-profit practitioners working towards sustainable economic development. SCALE offers assistance in three areas: Consulting with groups and networks; workshops and public speaking; and writing and analysis.
SCALE provides a range of consulting services designed to strengthen and accelerate local economy and sustainable development initiatives. Combining practical tools with broader level analysis, SCALE enables clients to develop strategies that are both far reaching yet achievable in the short to medium term. SCALE’s consulting clients include universities, foundations, businesses, farmers, local, state and federal agencies, and networks and collaborations of local leaders.
Capacity building for rural progressive change
Developing sustainable local economy plans and initiatives
Feasibility studies and business plans for bottom up economies and healthy food systems
Value chain design and planning
Identifying community assets and gaps and building local capacity
Launching farmers markets, CSAs and farmer networks, and offering technical assistance for farmers
The extensive, hands-on experience and the rich base of education and research behind SCALE allows Anthony Flaccavento to address a broad range of topics with authority, insight and humor, while remaining grounded in experience. Both keynote addresses and workshops are provided for annual meetings and conferences, speakers series and local, state and national forums.
Building bottom up economic strategies as an alternative to “Big Box” stores and corporate subsidies
Tackling the “rural-urban divide”
Sustainable development and sustainable living
Rural development and ecological economics
Building an alternative, asset-based economy
Just economic transitions for fossil-fuel dependent communities
Community-based strategies for healthy, sustainable economies
Organic and sustainable farming, benefits to farmers and consumers
Increasing food access for lower income and working people
WRITING & ANALYSIS
While not primarily a research firm, SCALE undertakes ongoing research at the request of clients as well as to remain informed and up-to-date on pertinent economic, ecological, agriculture and cultural issues. This research informs the presentations and workshops provided by SCALE and the increases the efficacy of consultations.