We use small-scale regenerative food growing as a catalyst to create positive social and environmental change.
We work with schools, organizations and a network of local partners to create long-term regenerative agriculture solutions that empower people.
This quote from Wendell Berry is what drives us as changemakers.
Such a simple act with such a profound impact. The growing of food allows the eating of food to regain its social and political importance. When we grow food, it becomes obvious that by just simply eating we can shape the world in which we want to live.
Food is connected to everything we do and is one of biggest industries in the world. It permeates every sector, every life, almost every moment. It connects us to people all over the world. It connects us to to our ancestors, our histories, the lands we were born on.
How can growing food not be the tool we use to change the current social and environmental paradigm the planet faces today?
As REFARMERS, we lead by example. We demonstrate how regenerative agriculture works by building small farms at schools, community centres and other food system hubs in rural and urban settings.
We partner with dedicated community members and Indigenous knowledge holders who share knowledge about how to create food sovereignty, social justice and climate action through food growing.
Every project depends on local knowledge and participation for collaborative results. Working and learning together we install regenerative systems, plant crops to supply the local food program and share the many joys people reap from working together growing food.
The demonstration site always has a secondary purpose such as providing a food program at a school, a learning centre for the community, a location for indoor or outdoor workshops, a space for advocacy and/or a business solution for the organization.
We value Indigenous knowledge, we value small-scale solutions, we value long-term regeneration, we value clear communication and transparency.
We envision a future where growing food can be the way we solve the world’s problems.