We’ve mentioned to you before the great work Acres U.S.A. author and event speaker Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquín is doing with his latest project – Salvatierra Farm. Recently, Regi and Salvatierra Farm were profiled in an article by the Des Moines Register! (You can find the article here – which is currently available only to Des Moines Register subscribers.)
We’d like to take this opportunity to speak about Salvatierra Farm again, and to remind everyone how you can support it!
Located in Minnesota, this farm will serve as an educational hub for BIPOC farmers in his region. Regi’s family farm will demonstrate regenerative poultry farm operations, smart entry points for new farmers, reducing unneeded costs, and supporting what the land gives us with smart agriculture tactics. Check out the farm’s website here.
To support this incredible effort, Acres U.S.A. pledges that, whether you pay $25, $50, $100 or $1,000 for his book, In The Shadow of Green Man, Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin (Regi) will receive all proceeds above the $18 publisher fee. When you purchase this book, you will also directly support the farmer who wrote it to help him start his family farm. Learn more and get involved today!
Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin began working on economic development projects with indigenous Guatemalan communities in 1988. He served as a consultant for the United Nations Development Program’s Bureau for Latin America and as an advisor to the World Council of Indigenous Peoples. He was a founding member of the Fair-Trade Federation in 1994. Regi was named one of the Twin Cities International Citizens of the Year in 1996. In 2008 he received both the Northfield area and the District’s Service to Mankind Award. He is the owner-founder of Regeneration Farms LLC, and Founder and President of the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance. Regi was awarded a prestigious lifetime Ashoka Fellowship in 2018 for his work in Regenerative Poultry Systems.
Regi has pioneered innovations in a Regenerative Poultry System that is at the center of a multitude of national and international initiatives. The system is uniquely aligned with the conditions of small farms and marginalized communities and is designed for large-scale and global impact. At the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance, Regi’s current work covers communities in the United States (Northfield, Minnesota; Omaha, Mead and Winnebago, Nebraska; Pine Ridge, South Dakota), Hazelton British Columbia, Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. During the 2020 MOSES conference, Regi received one of the first “Changemaker” awards for innovation and lasting impact.