At REGENERATE 2023, we will explore regenerative agriculture at every scale — from microbial soil communities, to social relationships and markets, to our changing climate, and everything in between. The phrase “regenerative agriculture” was coined over 40 years ago. In the last 10 years, industry and markets have embraced this approach to food production and land stewardship, but the root practices have existed for millennia, starting with Indigenous land-based communities. Today, large corporations are investing in new technologies for carbon capture and ecosystem service verification, and see the opportunities for climate change mitigation from regenerative agriculture. Amidst all these advancements, we still need to look more deeply at the human influences that shape who has a seat at the table, who can access these markets, how markets are defined, and who can utilize the available funding for research, adaptation, and research. What history and knowledge has been lost, and continues to be lost, because of policies, agendas, and vested corporate interests? Who are the new faces of and leaders in the regenerative agriculture movement? How can we do a better job of creating access to resources for all those eager to participate in and scale this vital work? How can we, individually and collectively, shape how this industry evolves to address social, economic, and environmental needs?
We will discuss these challenges and more, inviting our community to learn, collaborate, and contribute to this conversation at local, national, and global scales. We aim to provide a range of cross-disciplinary perspectives, from the conceptual to the applied, to create an inclusive, open space for knowledge exchange, challenging dialogs, and community building. With this conference, we will synthesize the knowledge of our many innovative community members to help create resilient lands, economies, and communities, scaling solutions across microbes, markets, and climate.
Attend in person in Santa Fe, NM or virtually via Zoom.
Head over to the REGENERATE website to learn more and to register!