REGENERATING THE LAND & FOOD SYSTEM
— Wes Jackson, from Native To This Place
UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF PLACE IN THE BRANDYWINE VALLEY
A course at Schumacher College in South Devon, England, on bioregionalism and the story of place led Mark Phillips to examine how Pennsylvania's Brandywine River Valley has been shaped by human habitation.
THE REDD ON SALMON STREET
The Redd on Salmon Street—located in the Central Eastside industrial district of Portland, Oregon—is a food hub unlike any other, and with a wildly ambitious mission: to make regeneratively produced, locally sourced food a mainstay of the regional diet.
BED-STUY FRESH & LOCAL
A new-generation corner grocer with a big heart brings healthy, affordable foods to its neighborhood, and converts to a worker ownership.
A storm resiliency project on Staten Island that will be engage a community whose economy and natural systems have been damaged, not just by a superstorm, but by the march of "progress."
WholeTrees© Architecture and Structures has engineered a visceral-delight-inspiring way to use small diameter trees in construction, creating a path for the forest products industry to thrive in a regenerative economy.
KING GROVE ORGANIC FARM
Hugh Kent strives to strike a balance between making a living and regenerating the land from which he earns that living. He is converting a farm that had been in his family for generations from conventional citrus to organic blueberry cultivation.
VIROQUA FOOD COOP
A P6 Trade Movement member, this coop works to connect owners and consumers with the value of small, local, and cooperatively produced food.
THE DRIFTLESS, WISCONSIN
Geography is destiny in a landscape that is both a place of refuge and inspiration for creatives, and that nurtures a remarkably diverse co-operative economy.
P6 COOPERATIVE TRADE MOVEMENT
The Principle 6 Cooperative Trade Movement is a growing network of retail and producer food cooperatives that is exploring creative ways to support a just and healthy food system and to encourage conversations around it.
GRUPO ECOLÓGICO’S “PATI” RUIZ CORZO
Pati Ruiz Corzo's story of a remarkable adventure and spiritual quest in Mexico’s Sierra Gorda, and of a not-for- profit that has empowered iimpoverished farmers and ranchers to assume the role of regenerators of one of the world's most biodiverse regions.
MATILDA ESSIG’S OUTDOOR CANVAS
Painter, illustrator, and photographer Matilda Essig invites us to stop, look, listen, and engage our imaginations with the “sheer beauty of life forms” as expressed in her own work, and the work of the artists she reveres.
In the summer of 2012 and 2013 a group of college students and recent grads bicycled across America to visit cooperatives, to hone their own cooperative skills, and to reimagine the country they were about to inherit.
GRUPO ECOLOGICO’s MARIO DAVID PEDRAZA
Grupo Ecologico’s Mario David Pedraza works with the farmers and ranchers of Mexico’s Sierra Gorda to reconnect with the culture of their native soil, regenerate their land and enrich their lives through the practice of permaculture and holistic management.
A UK "community interest company" grows mushrooms on a small scale by capturing waste streams from breweries and cafes in Totnes.
LOPEZ COMMUNITY LAND TRUST
A cooperative, affordable-housing community land trust incubates entrepreneurialism and land stewardship on an island of breath-taking natural beauty off the coast of Washington State.
SEEING IS BEELIEVING WITH ELISE FOG
Connecting with her essence by getting up close to bees to take their photographic portraits in action in Oregon's beautiful McKenzie River Valley leads Elise Fog to a fervent advocacy for these hard-working pollinators.
A custom grazing business follows the holistic management practices of Allan Savory and generates real wealth over the long term while restoring grasslands and improving their carbon sequestration properties on a vast scale.
MAINE FOOD SYSTEM CREDIT PROJECT
A former pension fund manager moves from New York City to Maine on a quest to found the country's first Sustainable Agriculture Credit Union and to help regulators come to a new understanding of the sector’s risks.
A nonprofit farm incubator based in Washington’s Skagit Valley creates a pathway to ownership in the sustainable ag sector for farm laborers while addressing the generational crisis in agriculture.
A new business accelerator founded by a sixth generation Kentuckian nurtures natural-based businesses and entrepreneurial capital to appropriately scale a post-extractive, regenerative economy in coal country.
MCCARTY FAMILY FARMS
A Kansas dairy farm forges a values-aligned contractual partnership with Dannon Inc., that, by reducing price uncertainty in a mutually beneficial way, raises the bar on both parties’ shared regenerative goals.
FOODLAB DETROIT’S KITCHEN CONNECT
There are quite a few kitchen incubators in the country, but what makes this one special is the many creative and intentional ways it is bringing together, through the shared love of food, a diverse urban community.
MATILDA ESSIG’S OUTDOOR CANVAS
Coming soon ... Painter, illustrator, and photographer Matilda Essig invites us to stop, look, listen, and engage our imaginations with the “sheer beauty of life forms” as expressed in her own work, and the work of the artists she reveres.