We adopt a cultural perspective to facilitate reflection on mainstream development, and affirm the value of community traditions and culture for reconnecting people with nature.
We facilitate urban dwellers to consider that they can have more meaningful roles other than as mere consumers; they can be producers and sustainable living practitioners who consciously make work and consumption choices coherent to their values. We also seek to rebuild rural-urban interactions through recognising the multi-functionality of agriculture. We work with rural communities to rediscover the values of traditional culture. Through preserving and innovating traditional knowledge, communities could respond to challenges from mainstream development and find their unique pathways to sustainability.