Experience the Principles of Regeneration
Re-connecting decision-makers to the principles of nature and encouraging them to apply this knowledge in their strategic, organizational, and operational decisions – to this end, REGENERATE will organize encounters with pioneers of the regenerative movement and their work.
The core format to enable decision-makers to experience and observe the principles of regeneration and to learn how to apply them to their businesses and organizations shall be the "Regenerate Retreats". These retreats will be hosted on regenerative farms globally.
A regenerative farm is a wonderful place, totally out of the box for a traditional decision-maker to experience the dance of nature. And thus, a great place for transformational changes and breakthroughs. After all it is the essential starting point for the transition to a regenerative economy as it applies the principles of regeneration in producing our food - which is the essence of our physical existence.
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REGENERATE Retreat at Salem Castle
Sharing Prospects and Experiences for a Regenerative Change in the Lake Constance Region
Thinking Economy from the Soil Up - For a Regenerative Lake Constance Region
In April 2023, nearly 100 participants from the Lake Constance Region came together for three highly intensive days in Salem Castle for a cross-national exchange of perspectives and experiences between entrepreneurial families from business and agriculture. During excursions to ecologically regenerative pioneer farms, namely The Markgavial Estate Farm (Markgräfliche Badischer Gutsbetrieb) and Hofgut Rengoldshausen, ways were shown of how a regenerative economy, culture and society can be shaped in harmony with a living ecosystem at Lake Constance. The motto "Connect the Unexpected" received a particularly positive response - connecting people who usually have hardly any points of contact: entrepreneurial families and farmers.
Starting with soil and natural resources, the arc was thus drawn to a regenerative economy and to a model region of Lake Constance ("Regenerate Valley Bodensee"), which will be shaped by resilient, biodiverse climate landscapes, the supply of healthy, regional food and the development and implementation of regenerative business models. Regenerate calls this vision "Thinking Economy from the Soil
Up." The retreat took place in partnership with Bernhard Margrave of Baden and is intended as an impulse for a transformation process towards a sustainable agriculture and a comprehensive regenerative change in the four-country Region "Boden-See". This is a play on words that works wonderfully in German, as the German name for Lake Constance, "Bodensee", literally translates to "Soil Lake".
REGENERATE Retreat at Alt Madlitz
Connect the Unexpected
Towards a regenerative future
In October 2021, family business members from across generations came together for a first retreat at the regenerative farm of Benedikt Bösel, at Schlossgut Alt Madlitz in Brandenburg. For an intensive exchange of ideas at eye level, with leading representatives of regenerative agriculture and with like-minded people - about the future of nature and soil, of economy and society. In sunshine and rain, the participants were able to experience regenerative agriculture - to learn how compost, nursery, syntropic planting and holistic pasture management work in practice. And in the process, take away formative impressions and inspiration for the transformation to tomorrow's economy.
US pioneer of regenerative agriculture Gabe Brown gave his personal input via Zoom.
Impressions of the Regenerate Retreat in Madlitz in November 2021