Vine & Fig is committed to the creation of sustainable systems that care for the earth, empower marginalized people, educate and inspire, and build the foundation for a nonviolent lifestyle. We work to create transformation at both the personal level and community level in three key areas that have the highest impact; food, transportation, and built environment.

We are truly a community run and supported organization. We rely on the inspiration, work, and vision of countless community members to keep our work moving forward. We are fortunate to work with a team of dedicated folks who focus their energy on our different projects. We welcome the participation of all.

We are building a more just and peaceful world where all can live with integrity and in harmonious relationship in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.’s call for a “beloved community.” While divesting from systems that promote injustice, violence, and disparity, our focus is on creating systems that we can and want to say “Yes!” to.

Our parent organization, New Community Project, is a faith-based nonprofit organization with the modest goal of changing the world! With its headquarters in Elgin, IL, NCP facilitates various projects the world over that promote living more sustainably with the earth and more fairly with its people. This work includes:

  • learning tours in various parts of the world
  • sustainable initiatives
  • speakers and workshops for schools, congregations, and others
  • solidarity workers
  • a support network with a special interest in empowering youth  and young adults
  • and more…

Check out their website at http://www.NewCommunityProject.org/.


  • Jonathan McRay
  • Daniel Brumbaugh-Keeney
  • Melissa Howard
  • Tom Benevento
  • Rachel Sarah Blanton Melas
  • Nicolas Melas Febres


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