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Main Street Project in 2017

 

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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.

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What’s Next?

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.

 

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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.
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Thank You,

for your support in 2016. We wish you all a happy holiday and a prosperous new year to come.

from all of us at,

Main Street Project

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