Presenter: Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin
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Building on the traditional knowledge acquired growing up in the drylands and the northern rainforest of Guatemala, Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin (Regi) has developed a strategic framework for a new regenerative food and agriculture system with free-range poultry and perennial crops at the heart of its innovative design. The system is being piloted and scaled up in Southeast MN by Main Street Project.
We know conventional agricultural systems and practices are needlessly polluting fresh water, land, oceans and air, all in the name of feeding the world. This presentation will focus on a real, large-scale solution to the problems inherent in the conventional system design and will make the case for the positive ecological, economic and social impact of the poultry-centered regenerative agriculture system.
Traditions build wisdom, while knowledge builds capacity. When wisdom is present, the smallest amount of knowledge can do a lot of good for everyone. When wisdom is absent, knowledge becomes a weapon of mass ecological destruction. Regi will contrast how in regenerative agriculture engineering and design, wisdom is more important than knowledge. He will walk the audience through the logic, common sense, and design components of this new system, and describe how we can all do better by aligning our needs with nature’s design instead of imposing our will on nature. In doing so, we can both feed the world and restore and regenerate the landscapes and communities decimated by monocultures and synthetic chemical inputs.