a Resident

Join our community of writers and
other creatives who are changing the conversation around nature, the human economy and social equity.

Creativity & Change


Our world needs innovative thinkers to challenge the status quo.

Our Community

Meet our alums at one of our public events, or schedule an individual or group creative retreat at the wild edge of Giacomini Wetlands.

Featured Alums

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Anna Lappé

Alum 2000, Alum 2004, Board of Directors
As an alum, Anna is delighted to bring her expertise in food…



news from alums

Alum News

January 21, 2017
More and more good news from alums who have been publishing and getting their work into the world. This is news sent to us in ...
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Books by Our Alums


We did it! We went over our goal of raising $50,000 this summer, with great participation of our alums joining the Residents' Circle.

Special thanks to alum/board member Elaine Elinson for leading this effort!

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