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

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


Bill Reed, Advisor on Integrated Systems Facilitation
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

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