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ReGenerate Illinois is made up of a Leadership Council, Action Circles, Learning Communities, and a larger, inclusive Network.


The Network is a term used within ReGenerate Illinois to describe a large, expansive network of anyone interested in learning more about supporting a regenerative food and farming system in Illinois.

By participating in the Network, partners gain access to:

  • An informed resource about regenerative food and farming systems, including shared information and resources

  • A community of like-minded individuals

  • Networking and engagement opportunities and events

  • Opportunities to join Action Circles, Learning Communities, and the Leadership Council

To join the Network, sign up for our Google Listserv.


Learning communities are community-led groups that exist across Illinois' food and farming system.


At this time, ReGenerate Illinois currently hosts one Learning Community, the IDEA Farm Network (IFN). As our network grows, ReGenerate Illinois envisions hosting many Learning Communities for stakeholders within the Illinois regenerative food and farming system. These could be communities of dieticians committed to soil health, consumers committed to seasonal cuisine, or a variety of other purposes.


To join the IDEA Farm Network, sign up for the Google Listserv through their contact form

You can also check out some of the IDEA Farm Network's recent events on their YouTube channel.


The Leadership Council is a leadership group composed of council members representative of the larger Network, that serves as the main decision making body of ReGenerate Illinois. Council members will be individuals or representatives from organizations, businesses, or other affiliations. The Leadership Council sets the overall direction, goals, and annual action plan; decides patters of policy; determines when to use the RI brand; creates or approves campaign plans; and tracks strategy outcomes.

To inquire about joining the Leadership Council, email with "Leadership Council Inquiry" as the subject.


Action circles are project-based collaborative groups convened to carry out the purpose of the Network. If you would like to participate in an Action Circle or propose an idea for an Action Circle, first, join the Network and second, reach out to the Leadership Council at

ReGenerate Illinois is governed by a charter that all are welcome to read through by clicking the link below. Additional information about the network can be obtained by contacting ReGenerate Illinois at

ReGenerate Illinois Charter - adopted November 2020 

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