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Melissa Levy

Community Roots, LLC is a Vermont firm specializing in rural community and economic development consulting. Melissa Levy of Community Roots, LLC has been working with the WealthWorks framework over the past several years. She's been a trainer, coach, workshop facilitator, and presenter in the WealthWorks community.

Cheryl Peterson

Works nationwide, but most in the South: Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi; Interested in agriculture, local foods, and education

Barbara Wyckoff

Barbara Wyckoff, Dynamica Consulting, provides training and consults with communities from Alaska to Wisconsin in WealthWorks.  She focuses on: identifying emerging sectors, exploration of value chain systems, strategies for engaging potential partners and enhancing communications, and deep dives with social enterprises to fill gaps, including value chain coordinators.

Deep South Community Agriculture

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Deep South Community Agriculture Network

The Deep South has a strong agricultural history, but too many resources are concentrated in the hands of a few. Now a group of African American farmers in Mississippi and Alabama are banding together to serve local customers in three budding “hot spots,” to increase their yields and application of sustainable farming practices, to develop capacity and inroads to access larger markets, to engage young people — and to redefine farming as a path to prosperity.

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