We’re grateful to the support we’ve received to make REGENERATE possible. These sponsors are committed to….
The Thornburg Foundation
The Thornburg Foundation identifies problems that have at least one identifiable root cause as well as a viable solution that promises enduring change. We expect our strategy to produce measurable results within 3-5 years. They have programs in Early Childhood Education, Food and Agriculture, and Good Government Reforms.
Economically, ecologically, and socially, our relationship to land and nature is a profound human touchstone. The #NoRegrets Initiative is a relationship-centered approach to land and asset management.
#NoRegrets Initiative began as a demonstration project: Globetrotter Foundation (philanthropy), Cienega Capital (lending) and Paicines Ranch (working landscapes) are our vision of what holistic engagement with land, people and money looks like.
We invite our community of allies to join us in this mission.
- We’re a gathering place for wealth managers, investors and philanthropists who believe in the vision of relationships first + healthy soil + integrated capital.
- We curate educational resources about healthy soil and its impact on the ecosystem.
- We offer our perspective on what it takes to successfully invest in communities and build healthy soil.
- We’re part of a global community of change-makers who understand the role of soils in climate solutions. For the first time, the capture of carbon in soil is a formal part of the United Nations Climate Change Conference’s plan to reduce global carbon emissions. Dozens of countries and organizations have joined France’s 4/1000 Initiative, a transition initiative toward resilient agriculture, job creation, and sustainable development.
We want you to join us. We’re hoping you’re inspired enough to commit to having #NoRegrets and being a part of our community.
The historic Paicines Ranch produces 100% free range grass fed beef and hosts a variety of events, including weddings, corporate events, and training classes. The unique facility consists of restored ranch buildings dating from the 1860’s to the present, including extensive horse facilities.
The ranch supports a wide variety of birds, plants, and animals as a result of its extensive grasslands and water features, including the Paicines Reservoir, the San Benito River, ponds, and cienegas.
Our intention is to preserve and enhance both the natural and man-made features of the ranch and make them accessible to visitors, while producing delicious pastured meats. Our pastures and row crop ground are all certified organic, and we manage the ranch using the principles of Holistic ManagementTM.
Our team works at the nexus of energy, food & agriculture, and human rights.
For us, growing beyond a linear economy based on extraction and waste towards a regenerative economy means advancing frameworks that value healthy ecosystems, active civic engagement, and social fairness.
We do this by looking through a systems lens, finding new opportunities for a healthier, more reciprocal relationship with the resources of our natural world.
Through our three program areas, Energy, Food & Agriculture and Human Rights, The 11th Hour Project addresses issues impacting the health of our planet by providing grants to qualified 501(c)3 organizations that align with our unique and connected strategic priorities.
TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation (TKREF) is located on TomKat Ranch, an eighteen hundred acre cattle ranch in Pescadero, California on the San Mateo Coast three miles inland from the Pacific ocean. A working cattle ranch, TomKat is also home to LeftCoast GrassFed®, producers of grass-fed, grass-finished pasture raised beef.
Their mission is to provide healthy food on working lands in a way that sustains the planet and inspires others to action. To serve as a learning laboratory for animal agriculture on working lands focusing on climate stability, nature’s benefits, healthy food, biodiversity, and vibrant community.
Owl Peak Farm
Owl Peak Farm works to grow and distribute healthy local produce, and equally important, provide support for land and water, labor, and community development issues within our Northern New Mexico high desert, rural community. We farm organically and continually build an infrastructure that creates good jobs and business opportunities. Field regeneration, erosion control, with weather and water monitoring that encompass the properties.
Grasslans Charitable Foundation
To conserve wildlife through the study and management of the habitat and ecosystems on which they depend, Grasslans Charitable Foundation operates and maintains a biological field station in the “core area” of New Mexico that is habitat for the lesser prairie-chicken, a candidate species for listing under the endangered species act. Federal and State wildlife agency personnel as well as University and other researchers and volunteers use this field station to facilitate their work in the area on prairie-chickens and other species.
The Ranney Ranch is a family owned cow-calf ranching operation that sits at 6200′ in the high mesa country of central New Mexico. We sell range-finished young beef direct to consumers, like you, who value how their food choices impact the environment. We are proud to carry three certifications on our beef: American Grassfed Association (AGA), Animal Welfare Approved (AWA), and Audubon Certified Bird-Friendly Beef.
Owners are George, Edward, Nancy Ranney, their spouses and offspring. Melvin Johnson is our outstanding manager; he and his wife Esther have been with the Ranch since 1984 and raised their four children here.
We are committed to the ecologic, financial and family health of the Ranney Ranch and to the health of the Corona ranching community. Ranchers and landowners in the Gallo Canyon have worked together over the past decade on ranching enterprises and on alternative energy development. The Ranney Ranch sponsors ranch tours, workshops and offers guidance to a new generation of ranchers and land managers.
We still gather our herd on horseback from the rough canyons and open, rolling grasslands of the ranch. Our animals, and our family members thrive on the open range and under the vast skies of our high mesa grasslands.
The limestone-capped mesas stand sentinel above our canyon grasslands and harbor populations of mule deer, wild Barbary sheep, fox, bobcat, coyote and mountain lion; over fifteen species of bats and fifty species of birds inhabit our woodlands, and the occasional Bald and Golden Eagle graces the winter skies.
Since 2003, with the introduction of new management practices, we have witnessed the critical role of livestock in the restoration of our drought-weary grasslands. Once a blue grama grass monoculture, our pastures now boast over forty-five species of native grasses, both warm and cool season species, and the increased biodiversity has brought health to our soil, increased resilience in the face of Southwestern drought and the opportunity to market our unique New Mexican Grassfed Beef. Let us tell you the story.
Lydia B. Stokes Foundation
The Lydia B. Stokes Foundation is committed to the Quaker philosophy of peace and justice. The Foundation supports building resilient, healthy communities by focusing on social and economic justice, regenerative organic agriculture, viable, healthy ecosystems, quality of life issues, development of local food systems, local energy security and peace initiatives.
Regenerative Agriculture Foundation
The vision of the Regenerative Agriculture Foundation is a world in which the boundaries between the human and natural world are indistinguishable and the totality of human needs are produced in a way that regenerates the ecosystems in which we inhabit.
To accomplish this we support farmers and ranchers, the managers of the vast majority of the nation’s land surface, through research, education and advocacy.
Dixon Water Foundation
The Dixon Water Foundation promotes healthy watersheds and sequestration of carbon through regenerative land management, to ensure that present and future generations have the water resources they need.
Applegate Natural and Organic Meats
Applegate is dedicated to more sustainable and regenerative agriculture and business practices. Always striving for consistent progress, not perfection.
The way food is raised can change and transform lives…from the farmer who grows it to the person who eats it.
Founded in 1936 as the Rudolf Steiner Foundation, RSF has continued to be a pioneering force in social finance. Initially, we provided grants and then in 1984 began offering loans to Steiner-inspired organizations. In the 1990s we expanded our mission to serve a broader range of clients including investors, donors and social entrepreneurs working in food & agriculture, education & the arts, ecological stewardship, and other related fields.
Since 1984, RSF has made over $500 million in loans, grants and investments, placing us in the top tier of social finance organizations worldwide.
Today, RSF offers investing, lending and giving services to those who are committed to improving society and the environment. We currently have over 1,900 clients who are creating enormous positive impact by helping us redirect the flow of money in local markets, and heal an economy often damaged by exploitation and resource depletion.
Together, we’re creating a shift from financial transactions that are complex, opaque and anonymous to those that are direct, transparent and personal. Every decision we make is based on long-term relationships, not short-term outcomes.
Audubon Conservation Ranching Program
To combat the negative effects of grassland degradation—and to keep grass on the landscape—Audubon has developed the Conservation Ranching program. This market-based conservation approach offers incentives for good grassland stewardship through a certification label on beef products. For the first time, consumers can contribute to grassland conservation efforts by selectively purchasing beef from Audubon-certified farms and ranches.
Panorama Organic Grass-fed Meats
Panorama’s participating family ranchers span nine states and over 1 million acres of USDA Certified Organic grasslands in Northern California, Southern Oregon, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, South Dakota, New Mexico, Nebraska and Colorado. Their cattle are raised on lush green pastures that feature a cow’s favorite foods—natural grasses, legumes and range forage. Panorama’s Organic Grass-Fed Beef is sold at more than 120 Whole Foods Market stores throughout Northern California, the Pacific Northwest, Florida, and Southwest and Panorama Organic Grass-Fed Beef is also sold at Brookshire Brothers in Texas.
The mission of Panorama Meats is grounded in its belief that precious rangelands must be protected and preserved for future generations. All Panorama ranchers are engaged in active conservation efforts, and many of them have been recognized locally and nationally for rangeland stewardship.
Martha Records and Richard Rainaldi
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union is an advocate for family farmers and ranchers, local communities, and consumers. It is a progressive grassroots organization that was founded in 1907. Rocky Mountain Farmers Union has grown to represent agriculture in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. Working together with other state and regional Farmers Union organizations, we create the 250,000 member National Farmers Union that spans America.
The principles promoted by Rocky Mountain Farmers Union are fundamental for the profitability of farmers and ranchers, assuring food, security, and strengthening energy independence. As a grassroots organization, RMFU opens doors for its members to be at the table in developing policy and having a voice in issues important to rural America. Rocky Mountain Farmers Union places its primary focus on education, legislation, and cooperation, believing the best way to create change is through working together.
Taos Ski Valley Foundation
SUPPORTING LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION, FOREST MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY CONSERVATION IN NORTHERN NEW MEXICO
The Taos Ski Valley Foundation, the New Mexico affiliate of Louis Bacon’s Moore Charitable Foundation, supports conservation nonprofits that focus on protecting threatened landscapes, habitats, wildlife, and waterways. The Taos Ski Valley Foundation also supports educational and community programs in the region.
AWARD WINNING BURGERS & FRIES!
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VEGAN BLACK BEAN PATTY
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ingredients like quinoa, flax & certified GF oats
BETTER BOWLS & SALADS
gluten-free grains, fresh vegetables, seasonal sprouts
LOCALLY SOURCED NEW MEXICO GREEN CHILE!
Vermejo Park Ranch
Purchased by Ted Turner in 1996, Vermejo Park Ranch is a private ranch located in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. It spans approximately 585,000 acres, making it the largest Ted Turner Expeditions (TTX) vacation property and one of the best ranches in the West. Vermejo welcomes families and groups of all ages, offering unparalleled opportunities to enjoy and explore nature. The land is home to abundant wildlife including large herds of elk, deer, pronghorn antelope and bison, along with black bears, mountain lions, and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep.
In partnership with Ted Turner Expeditions, Vermejo provides its guests the opportunity for the ultimate outdoor adventure. With activities such as hiking, biking, Nordic skiing, ORVIS-endorsed fly fishing, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, birdwatching, and photography tours, Vermejo offers more than what traditional horseback riding vacations and family ranches could. In addition to outdoor exploration, Vermejo prides itself on the manner in which we care for our guests to ensure their stay on the ranch exceeds all expectations.
Farm Credit of New Mexico
Farm Credit of New Mexico is a FCS Agricultural Credit Association that provides New Mexico’s farmers, ranchers, agricultural business, farm co-operatives and homeowners in rural communities with loans and banking services related to commercial and consumer needs.
Pat and Mike Boring
The La Montanita Co-op is a friendly neighborhood store where the community can stop by for beautiful produce from farmers down the road, delicious lunches prepared by our expert deli chefs, beautiful gifts handmade by local artisans, and a wide selection of local and organic groceries including bulk foods, meats and cheeses, and natural body care. We opened our first store serving 300 families in 1976 at the corner of Central and Girard in Albuquerque. Since then, we have grown to 17,000 families owning six stores in Albuquerque, Gallup and Santa Fe.
As a cooperative, we strive to uphold the seven Co-op principles in all that we do:
- Voluntary and Open Membership
- Democratic Member Control
- Member Economic Participation
- Autonomy and Independence
- Education, Training and Information
- Cooperation among Cooperatives
- Concern for Community
The Co-op is a leader in the local foods movement! We support local farmers through the Foodshed Project. This initiative helps local farmers and producers get their products into more markets. Over 1,100 local products from 400 local producers make it to small community grocers, restaurants, and commercial kitchens as a result of the Co-op Distribution Center. We believe in the shared benefits of healthy food, sound environmental practices and a strong local economy with results that justify the resources used.
We know local, but we call it community. We serve our membership, but we also collaborate with farmers, local food and environment advocates, and educators to build community awareness about the links between food, health and the environment. Click here to learn more about our community projects, and check out the latest issue of the Co-op Connection News to stay up-to-date.
- Increased access to, and purchase of, healthy foods.
- A growing regenerative agriculture sector that uses sound environmental practices.
- A thriving and sustainable local economy that benefits members and community.
- A strengthened co-operative community.
Tamara and Kirk Gadzia