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Community Solutions Regenerative Agriculture Center Charrette

131 East Dayton-Yellow Springs Road, Miami Township, Yellow Springs, OH 45387.

Community Solutions is entering an exciting new stage of our work, and we want you to be part of it! We recently acquired 128 acres of rolling farmland, a house, a barn, and a workshop. This property will become our office space and the location of a new regenerative agriculture research and education center. 

Arthur Morgan Institute’s Center for Regenerative Agriculture will showcase best practices in regenerative land use and serve as a research site that documents the development of carbon rich soils at different scales—farm fields, small organic plots, and homesteading yards. Because the property has been recently farmed conventionally, it makes an excellent test bed for regenerative practices. We will concurrently work with Tecumseh Land Trust and the Nature Conservancy on a stream restoration plan for Jacoby creek, which runs through the property.

These are some of our goals and ideas, but we want to hear from you! What are your research questions? Do you have resource needs that could be met by this kind of space? How do you envision socially and environmentally responsible land use? 

We want the feedback and participation of our friends, neighbors, and local stakeholders in this process. Please join us and a group of soil and agriculture specialists for our upcoming charrette. Our facilitators will give guided walks of the land, and then we will reconvene in the barn to gather ideas about creating a regenerative community landscape. 

Our facilitators: 
Peter Bane, permaculture and soil carbon
Dennie Eagleson, phenology
Glenn Gall, rotational grazing and silvopasture
Kim Landsbergen, soil testing
Representatives from the Nature Conservancy, stream restoration
Representatives from the Tecumseh Land Trust, land preservation
Eric Pawlowski of OEFFA, biodynamics and organic certification

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