Innovators in Rural Community Economic Development

Walton Family Foundation, Nature Based Tourism Workshops

Tags: Facilitation, Nature Based Tourism, Natural Resource Based Economic Development, Wealth Creation

Client Name: Walton Family Foundation, Audubon Society

Client Type: Non-profit, Foundation

Year: 2011

Location: Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Alabama, Tennessee

Yellow Wood presented two workshops to the Walton Family Foundation Nature-Based Tourism Group of grantees along the lower Mississippi River Delta. The first workshop was around goals, value chains and wealth creation. Participants articulated goals related to their pilot projects, mapped out their individual pilot value chains as well as a regional value chain, discussed gaps and strengths in their value chains and began to think through possible interventions. The second workshop focused on measurement in general and specifically around the seven forms of wealth that make up the Wealth Creation Approach.