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.
Posted Monday, August 22, 2016 | By Main Street Project
Earlier this summer, Main Street Project’s Julie Ristau and Regi Haslett-Marroquin were interviewed for a Farm Connections segment.
Farm Connections is produced locally by KSMQ Public Television in Austin. The series, now in its ninth season, explores the world of agriculture in our region with host Dan Hoffman. Check out this episode to learn more about Main Street Project’s paddock-based poultry production.
Posted Tuesday, July 12, 2016 | By Main Street Project
As part of an ongoing effort to shine a spotlight on health innovators, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) has launched the “Trailblazer Tour,” an all-new online hub that showcases success stories of people and companies throughout the state of Minnesota who are helping build healthier communities and making a difference in people’s lives. Blue Cross selected Main Street Project to be featured on the tour.
Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | By Main Street Project
Earlier this month, Main Street Project hosted approximately 20 Chinese farmers, food activists and researchers. The guests were in the U.S. for a two-week study trip with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) focused on agroecological and solidarity-based approaches. Main Street Project staff shared the organization’s poultry-centered regenerative agriculture model with the visitors.