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I recently interviewed my sister for an oral history project. She evoked images of the place we grew up next to our German grandparents. She proclaimed, “Those two small houses side by side, they were so close to the street!”
The houses (one purchased from the Sears and Roebuck catalog) were close to the street for a reason – it afforded us a large backyard of fertile soil – once a flood plain of the Cedar River.
The word “Regenerative” is a theme I shall ruminate on for a few blogs to drive the idea home.
The definition of Regeneration itself means to EVOLVE capacity – not to do better or follow certain rules. It means to make you, your business – your life – your friends – more able to do what you, they, or it seeks to do to express your essence.
It’s evident now that COVID has socially disrupted us. But it has forced us to reimagine new ways of doing things, bringing stakeholders together, expanding and Regenerating our belief systems.
Organic conferences and events will be virtual for some time, and supporting them is crucial now more than ever. These virtual events provide the opportunity to reach more people and have a greater impact ever before! That’s Regenerative Thinking!
You haven’t heard from me lately because, quite frankly, I’ve had post-election PTSD – also known as electile disfunction.
With that over, I decided to move forward and think about the future.
I attended the 2020 Post Election Outlook Webinar Hosted by the only Political Action Campaign for Organic – Organic PAC. I was eager to understand what opportunities the incoming Administration would offer, what synergies could help advance our organic agenda.
It turns out the Biden-Harris plan for Agriculture includes priorities that Organic Agriculture can enhance and help build a better plan for our food system.
We are coming out of four years of policy coming strictly out of the White House – USDA agencies had little or no influence. That will change with the new Administration.