About ReGenerate IL
We are a diverse group of champions who believe in the power of regeneration and lead its expansion across Illinois and the region. Like Wendell Berry, we encourage the kind of farming that takes nature as its measure, consults the genius of place, and accepts no permanent harm to the ecosphere.
ReGenerate IL partner organizations include: Prairie Rivers Network, U of I Extension, Iroquois Valley Farms, LLC, Illinois Stewardship Alliance, The Land Connection, Illinois Environmental Council, IDEA Farm Network, University of Illinois Crop Sciences, Fresh Taste, Earth’s New Ways, LLC, Delta Institute, FoodWorks of Southern Illinois, Basil's Harvest, and Illinois farmers pioneering small grains research and production on their farms.
We are striving together to increase our understanding of what works in Illinois through experience and exploration.
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ReGenerate Illinois Convening
Illinois’ food system regenerates healthy soils, farms, and communities.
To cultivate an equitable food system that empowers Illinois communities to create local food options that are nutritious, viable for farmers, and regenerate Illinois’ precious soil, water, and wildlife.
In August 2020, ReGenerate Illinois hosted a virtual convening featuring five food entrepreneurs who successfully adapted their businesses in the face of the COVID19 pandemic. While the struggles of 2020 deeply affected many, these leaders reimagined their businesses and found new, innovative paths forward. You can watch the convening through the link below or access our convening brief which highlights the stories of those food entrepreneurs and the rich discussion food system leaders around the state of Illinois contributed.