Posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | By Main Street Project
For ten years, Iroquois Valley has been capitalizing the essential shift from monoculture ag systems to more diverse, healthy and profitable organic alternatives. That’s why they want to support the purchase of the Main Street Farm which will put restoration of the soil and water at the heart of its farming practices. This farm is poised to be a research and demonstration hub that will help to catalyze Regenerative Agriculture on a regional scale.
Our farm partners at Iroquois Valley are offering a soil conservation note to support farms like ours that practice regenerative agriculture. For more information, please see
“We all have a green man inside of us… It is upon us to tap into that, to bring it about… That world is sometimes much more beautiful and in that other world people are happier, life is not as difficult.”
Join Regi at Augsburg College where he will discuss his book and his vision of regenerative agriculture at the March 22nd event.
Posted Monday, March 6, 2017 | By Main Street Project
Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin to Speak at “In The Shadow of Green Man” Book Signing Hosted by Augsburg College
Augsburg alumnus Haslett-Marroquin will discuss his book and his vision of regenerative agriculture at March 22 event.
Main Street Project’s Chief Strategy Officer, Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, will be a guest lecturer at Augsburg College on March 22, followed by a special reception from 4 to 6 p.m. At the event, Haslett-Marroquin will read from his new book, “In The Shadow of Green Man” followed by a Q&A discussion on his story and his vision of regenerative agriculture. The event will also include a dinner featuring chicken raised using Main Street Project’s innovative poultry-centered regenerative agriculture system.
Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | By Wil Crombie
Our collaboration with @Kiss The Ground on Facebook is stirring up a lot of attention. Check out the video on our Facebook and please share to keep the momentum of this regenerative movement going.
Please like and share our page and help us to grow awareness of this important work. Follow Kiss The Ground at: fb.com/kissthegroundCA
Not on Facebook? Stay tuned for the web version.
About Main Street Project
Since 2010, Main Street Project has been developing and testing a poultry-centered regenerative model capable of producing economic, ecological and social benefits. Its programs rebuild the local food system while moving underemployed residents to economic stability. For more information, visit www.mainstreetproject.org.
Posted Thursday, December 22, 2016 | By Main Street Project
Main Street Project in 2017
This past year has been another great year for Main Street Project. Even though we are a small group of people in a tiny little town, we have a big vision and are making a big impact. Our innovative Poultry-Centered Regenerative Agriculture System is at the heart of our efforts to redesign the food economy. We raise our poultry under the canopy of a perennial system, and rotationally graze them on well-managed paddocks. With a solid foundation of core social, economic and ecological, principles, we ensure that our farmers, the land and the regional economies can prosper, by design.
In 2017, we are growing our vision for a healthy food economy and establishing a 100-acre research and demonstration farm near Northfield, MN.
Main Street Farm will serve as a living laboratory, a hub for farmer training, and a catalyst for regional growth. With your support, our Poultry-Centered Regenerative Agriculture System is changing the way food is produced. We can’t wait to share this with you, as the story of our farm unfolds.
Looking back at 2016:
* We are working toward establishing a regional, perennial landscape. We have planted over 8,000 hazelnut seeds, established a huge elderberry cloning garden, and continued harvesting and propagating seeds and clones for our future work.
* Our Main Street Farmers raised over 7,000 chickens this year. We harvested over 13,000 eggs from our R&D farm and are selling them locally. Our key marketing partner, Bon Appetite Management Company continues to serve our chicken on the St. Olaf and Carleton campuses.
* We initiated a process for launching our Poultry-Centered Regenerative Agriculture Systems on a global scale by launching a site in Mexico, and beginning the process of training and launching sites in Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti and Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. We are building a whole new way of feeding people, in a world that is in great need for regenerative agriculture.
* Main Street Project’s Chief Strategy Officer Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin released a new book: In the Shadow of Green Man, helping to spread our poultry-centered regenerative agriculture system far and wide.
* We addressed climate change issues and presented our systems at the Cop22 Climate Change Conference in Marrakech.
for your support in 2016. We wish you all a happy holiday and a prosperous new year to come.
Posted Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | By Main Street Project
Watch Main Street Project’s, CSO present our concepts at the ACRES USA Eco-Ag Conference Session Titled:
People, Nature and Agriculture: “In the Shadow of Green Man”
Agricultural consultant, systems engineer, and dynamo of social and economic change will share his own journey growing up poor and hungry during Guatemala’s civil war, lessons he learned from folk wisdom and nature, and how he is applying that to change the lives of farmers worldwide.
Main Street Project’s Chief Strategy Officer Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin’s new book, In the Shadow of Green Man, is now available for purchase at www.acresusa.com/store and on Amazon.com.
Posted Friday, December 2, 2016 | By Main Street Project
Main Street Project has unveiled a new graphic identity to better represent the organization’s innovative work in poultry-centered regenerative agriculture. The new logo comes at a time when Main Street Project is expanding its work to build and educate about a regional food system that produces economic, ecological and social benefits.
Posted Thursday, September 8, 2016 | By Main Street Project
Funds will support research and development, implementation and operations
Main Street Project (www.mainstreetproject.org) announced today that the nonprofit has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the 11th Hour Project. This grant is the first installment of a total award of $300,000 over two years. The funds will support Main Street Project’s work in developing a poultry-centered regenerative food system with the power to change how food is produced around the world.