Category: Regenerative

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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Sept 19,30, & Oct 1: A Giant Garage Sale for the Environment

Just to report that this was a successful event that raised more than $600 for Possible Rochester… A special thanks to all who attended or contributed items for the sale. Thursday, Sept 28, 6-8 pm Special Preview Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Sept 29, 30 & Oct 1, 9-6 pm 41 Elwell Drive, Rochester NY 14618 Sidewalk…
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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.

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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More on Bioregionalism in the Great Lakes ~ Joe Brewer Feb 10th, 11th, 12th

  More on Joe Brewer’s visit to Rochester, and the context of this work: Joe Brewer and his partner Penny Heiple from the Bioregional Activators Network are coming to the Great Lakes Bioregion, including visits to Toronto, Cleveland, Binghamton, Ithaca, and Rochester. This is an international collaborative effort, drawing on decades of scientific research, to…
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Image by Vikramjit Kakati from Pixabay

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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Backyard Regeneration Initiative Wins First Award from the Earth Regenerators Fund

Happy to report that our Backyard Regeneration Initiative has received an award from the new Earth Regenerators Fund. In making the award, the Earth Regenerators Governance Group writes: We love your project and how you propose to integrate it within your wider community initiative!  As our funds are currently limited, we are offering you a…
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Restoring Backyard Ecosystems

Can Saving the Planet Start in Our Own Backyard? “We now know that restoring flourishing landscapes is critical not only to preventing further biodiversity loss, but is also critical to reversing global warming and addressing climate change. This project has the possibility of engaging millions of ordinary citizens in useful and meaningful action by providing…
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A New Hope for Nature

In Nature’s Best Hope (2020), Douglas Tallamy takes a major step beyond E.O. Wilson’s call for half the Earth to be set aside for nature. Tallamy, a professor of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, argues that we need a substantial restoration of the natural environment in our own backyards. Only by…
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