Imagine a community where the region’s freshest, most flavorful, and nutrient-dense foods are produced, all within walking distance of your home. That place has a regenerative diet. Want to live there?
Nature Towns are compact, walkable communities surrounded by regenerative agriculture farms that not only produce the best food, but also protect residents from flooding, drought and wildfire, while cooling the local climate and removing carbon from the atmosphere, putting it back into the soil where it belongs. More soil carbon means more soil organic matter, which means healthier plants and more nutritious, flavorful foods.
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On-site food processing
Access to the freshest value-added foods, created by foodies like you.
An on-site farmers’ market located within walking distance, open several days/week.
Join your friends and neighbors to enjoy food and community.
Food hubs are a crucial, but often invisible, part of the local food system. They help small farms grow by offering a combination of production, distribution, and marketing services. There are now 236 food hubs in the U.S., with more popping up all the time (see the USDA resources page for more information on Food Hubs).
Citadels incorporate an on-site, permanent farmers’ market that supplies the community with perishable foods, within a 15-minute walk of any residence.
Larger Citadels (i.e. one village in 1000 acres) can approach food sovereignty.
Whether paleo, keto, vegan, or anything in between, you will be supported by the regenerative agriculture farm producing the tastiest and healthiest food available. Human health starts from the ground up: with healthy soil. We nourish the land so it can nourish you.
Balanced soil delivers the best nutrition
The goal of regenerative agriculture is to improve the land and all that is produced from it. To do this, we start with earthworks to create swales, berms and ponds for filtering, capturing and storing all rainwater falling on the site.
The next step is testing the soil and remineralizing and composting it as necessary, restoring minerals and nutrients that have been lost through overgrazing, erosion, and general degradation. This process rebuilds soil organic matter and restores degraded soil biodiversity, improving the water cycle and sequestering carbon from the atmosphere into the soil, where it belongs.
Balancing minerals and nutrients and optimizing biodiversity in the soil gives plants the best foundation for growth. Just as properly nourished plants thrive, resisting illness and disease, so do livestock and humans who eat these plants.
Bonus: The food grown here needs no herbicides or pesticides, so if you prefer not to expose yourself and your loved ones to glyphosate and other toxic industrial ag inputs, you’re in the right place. Once our pilot project has succeeded, we will aim for food-, water-, and energy sovereignty for future communities, so water too will be free of added chemicals due to being sourced entirely from rainwater (purified by UV, for example).