Category: Ecosystem Restoration

Regenerative Community Development Initiatives for the Greater Rochester Region

The 7-Generation Bioregional Earth Summit, Feb. 5-10, 2024

Details & Free Registration  The 7-Generation Bioregional Earth Summit, organized by the Legacy Project in collaboration with the Design School for Regenerating Earth and the Indigenous Environmental Institute at Trent University, focuses on regenerating the future. The summit acknowledges ecological and cultural overshoot, emphasizing whole systems transformation across generations and bioregions. Unlike traditional conferences, it…
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Bioregional Learning Center Call — Sunday, October 22, 2023, 7:30 pm

For those interested in the Bioregional Learning Center, here’s a short note about our next call, and a couple of resources that seem important to share.    7:30-9 pm, Oct 22 –   Here are some of the immediate opportunities we see for working with Ari’s property to develop a land-based education center that views…
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Seeds of Hope — Sunday, September 10, 2023

Seeds of Hope presents Earth Regeneration in Your Own Backyard: Learn about Permaculture and a Food Foreston a Suburban LotAn in-person experiential gatheringfor those in the Rochester areaSunday, September 10, rain or shine12:30-1:30 Plant-based potluck (optional)1:30-3:30 Tour and Program ​Details and RSVP

Moving our Bioregional Learning Center Discussions Forward

We’re moving our Genesee Finger Lakes Bioregional Learning Center discussions to Sundays at 7:30 pm, and expanding the range of community leaders invited to take part.  Details of the event are listed here: And the actual meeting link is here. Please RSVP if you would like to join us.

Interest Grows in Bioregional Learning Center

Interest is growing in the development of a Bioregional Design School / Learning Center for the Genesee Finger Lakes region. Potentially located on a 73-acre campus in Honeoye Falls that was previously a summer camp, the School would be associated with a nature-based fitness, recreation, and educational program for young people that is currently in…
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Our Bioregional Future

Reprinted from the Pachamama Alliance of the Rochester Area’s Newsletter (April 2023) By Jonathan Cloud Bioregionalism is not a new idea. Arguably, all civilizations prior to our own have lived bioregionally, adapting themselves to local conditions and trading within a limited biogeographic region. Modern civilization, however, as the first to “go global,” has created extensive…
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Bringing Nature Back into the City

A Vision of Nature in the City – Photo by Danist Soh on Unsplash See the Updated Bioregionalism Post here Rochester Tree Canopy Initiative Meanwhile, our work with our Tree Planting initiative in the City of Rochester is continuing and gathering momentum. We’re working with TeJay Chess of Monroe Cornell Cooperative Extension, the City Forester,…
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A New Way to Garden this Spring?

At the tail end of winter, it’s tempting to imagine the possibility of a new wave of gardening catching on this spring. Can we imagine streets and communities full of native plants and flowers, sunshine, busy with butterflies and bees? More than almost any other action that individuals can take, gardening has multiple benefits for…
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