MISSION & HISTORY.
Regeneration Corps was founded in 2019 with the aim to help support the local, sustainable, land-based economy in Vermont by teaching youth about regenerative farming techniques through a combination of workshops and onthe-job training.
Our mission is to empower youth with the knowledge to mitigate and respond to climate change and its constituent impacts, all while building community resilience and strengthening local food systems.
Regeneration Corps is a Vermont network of students, teachers, farmers, activists, schools, volunteers, and regenerative practitioners who have come together as a collaborative effort to connect youth with hands-on regenerative agriculture skills-building opportunities while earning school credit through the Flexible Pathways and project-based learning programs.
WHAT WE DO.
Regeneration Corps is a learning movement supporting youth in gaining the hands-on skills necessary to transition from an extractive to a regenerative culture. The content of this collaboration supports student involvement and ongoing community connections in the following areas:
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.
We are dedicated to working with schools and students to make sure that this program is accessible to all by helping to overcome obstacles to participation on a case-by-case basis.
Students can receive academic credit or meet proficiency based learning requirements through Flexible Pathways or personalized learning programs. The potential for each student to receive academic credit for their involvement will depend on their respective schools’ available staff support, Flexible Pathways/independent study offerings, and the capacity of those programs to support their work with partner organizations. There are also opportunities for teachers to incorporate Regeneration Corps programming into their curriculum and for students to participate in community service events as an introduction to Regenation Corps.