Regeneration Corps

At A Glance

Location: 

Marshfield, Vermont

Primary Issue Area:

  • Climate Change & Energy
  • Food
  • Environmental Health
  • Land & Water
  • Living Economies

Active since:

2019

Tax Status:

Ad-hoc

Core volunteers:

20

  • Regeneration Corps at Uprise Camp
  • Regeneration Corps Students Farming

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to provide a learning movement supporting youth in gaining the hands-on skills necessary to transition from an extractive culture to one that is regenerative. The content of this collaboration supports student involvement and ongoing community connections in the following areas: 
  • Just Transition 
  • Regenerative Agriculture
  • Racial Justice
  • Climate Mitigation & Adaptation
  • Community Organizing & Service-based Projects 
  • Youth Engagement & Leadership
  • Food & Land Sovereignty
This collaboration presents regenerative food systems as a key element of addressing climate change and socio-economic resilience. Our scholastic and organizational partners train participants in agricultural literacy, community organizing, social justice, and a broad spectrum of hands-on and place-based content. This is an opportunity for youth to earn credit and/or satisfy proficiency based learning requirements and further academic studies while building life skills and a regenerative future across the region. Desired Outcomes:
  • Practical, regenerative land-based skills
  • Agricultural and ecological literacy
  • Social justice and community organizing skills
  • Social and emotional learning and awareness
  • Accessibility to this program for all youth in Vermont
  • Development of personal skills and gifts
  • Integrating racial and climate justice into curriculum
  • Enriching lives and easing challenges of youth, teachers, and farmers during the pandemic