Our Story

Ter*ra [ˈtɛr ə]   Cu*ra [ˈku:ra] n. EARTH CARE

Founded in 2015, Terra Cura Inc. is a Massachusetts USA 501(c)3 non-profit bringing together innovative designers and environmental educators in the fields of architecture and permaculture. The founders’ early mission was to transform education through design -- using food system integration as a driver for positive change. The goal is to transform land development to advance,  rather than undermine, the health of communities and their economy.  Since then,  Terra Cura’s approach evolved into the emerging field of Regenerative Development, attracting thought leaders and partners that integrate four pillars of discipline: systems thinking, organization development, mindfulness practice and sustainable food systems. Together, we bring cross-sector skills and diverse project settings.


Meet Our Team

Eva Leung, Co-Founder
Chief Executive Officer

Inspired by architecture, permaculture, and meditation, Eva is passionate about developing systematic, authentic ways to transform people and place, in a way that builds thriving ecosystems. Graduated from Harvard University and National University of Singapore, her background is in Architecture.

Eva oversees Terra Cura's mission, directs strategic planning, design and project management by connecting high-leverage professional and grassroots partnerships. She is a board member of the Harvard Alumni for Agriculture; Al Gore's Climate Reality Project Leader, and a Global People's Summit Fellow

Full Bio  | CV |  eva.leung@terracura.org

 

Adam Davenport, Co-Founder
Chief Operating Officer

Inspired by grassroots activism, edible landscapes and integrative nutrition, Adam spent 6 years as an educator prior to Terra Cura. He graduated from University of New Hampshire with a background in Civil Engineering.

Adam integrates his engineering thinking with passion in regenerative economies, cultures and food systems. He supports the team by harnessing grassroots partnerships, visioning, and business development. He currently serves as the program manager for Grow Education at The Marion Institute.

Full Bio  | CV |  adam.davenport@terracura.org

Jacqueline Millar, Co-Founder
Plymouth Food Access Project Director

Jackie's passion is in education, inspiring children and culinary arts. Prior to Terra Cura, Jackie served as an attorney for over 20 years. She also interned for Senator Edward M. Kennedy in Washington, D.C.

Jackie designs, fundraise and implement school programs related to growing food on campus in Plymouth, MA. Her work advocates for underserved communities, addressing opiate addiction and obesity issues through experiential learning and building healthy communities.

+1 (617) 480.4284  |  jackie.millar@terracura.org

Dean Wile, Lead Pollinator
Plymouth Food Access Project Team

Dean is an entrepreneur and bee lover. He began his career at Marsh Inc. in Manhattan, New York City as a Property Risk Consultant. Graduated from University of New Haven, his background is in Fire Protection Engineering.

At Terra Cura, Dean supports the implementation of Plymouth Food Access Projects, often bringing pollinator knowledge to the table. He is also the founder of Bee Wile Honey.

dean.wile@terracura.org


PARTNERS & Advisors

Bill Reed, Advisor on Integrated Systems Facilitation
AIA, LEED
Co-Founder, Regenesis Group
Board of Director, US Green Building Council
Co-Founder, LEED Green Building Rating System

Greg Watson, Advisor on Systems Development, Policy, Agriculture and Sustainability
Director of Policy and Systems Design, The Schumacher Center for a New Economics
Board Member, Project Drawdown / Urban Farming Institute Massachusetts
Former Massachusetts Commissioner of Agriculture
Former Executive Director, Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust / The Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative

V. Paul Deare, Advisor on Urban Planning, Equity and Community Development
President, Ework Style Institute
Former Board Member, Metropolitan Area Planning Council / Boston Public Library
Former Director, Nuestra Comunidad Development Corp, Massachusetts
Fellow, Tufts University Dept. of Environmental Policy and Planning
Professor, UMass Boston and Springfield College

Sarah Nehrling, Advisor on Organizational Learning
Founder, Garabam Consulting


board of Directors

Gregory Beier, Chairman
Advisor on social impact investing
Principal, Bodhi Vajra Inc. 
Founder & Research Analyst, Futureblog.org

Jeff Martin, Treasurer
Advisor on business development
Financial advisor, Morgan Stanley
Board member, Button Park Zoo in New Bedford, MA

Clair Lombardo, Director
Advisor on education
Science faculty,  Sacred Heart School Kingston, MA


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Once we make our decision, all things will come to us. Auspicious signs are not a superstition, but a confirmation. They are a response.
— Deng Ming Dao