Consulting · Speaking · Writing & Analysis
The central purpose of SCALE is to catalyze and accelerate economies which increase community wealth and restore or sustain the ecosystem. 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.
Developing sustainable local economy plans and initiatives
Value chain design and planning
Identifying community assets and gaps and building local capacity
Launching farmers markets, CSAs and farmer networks
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.
Rural development, ecological economics and sustainability
Building community wealth and asset-based, sustainable economies
Increasing access to healthy food for lower income people
Health and ecological benefits of organic and grass-based farming
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.