What is Regeneration?

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What is a Regenerative Community?

For several hundred years our economic system has been based on extraction and waging war with both our inner and outer environments with synthetic chemicals and antibiotics.  Renaissance is laser focused on making quality, net zero, affordable housing and fresh, hyper-local food --  basic human rights -- available to all.

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Housing is at the forefront of Regeneration

Lack of.  Unaffordable.  Sub-standard.  Words that, heart-breakingly, describe the state of housing in our hometown of San Diego and the world today.  In collaboration with THK GRN, Renaissance offers state-of-the-art modular and green building technologies to provide beautiful, net-zero, affordable housing for everyone!

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Ending food Apartheid 

Food Apartheid:  the systemic racism permeating America’s food system This manifests in thousands of communities having no access to healthy, life giving food at an affordable price.  The pandemic brought into sharp relief the danger of being overly dependent on agribusiness, large grocery store chains, and the long distance transportation network which connects us all.  Renaissance is actively engaged in building a New Agrarian Economy which will look a lot like a microgrid of small, urban farms.

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The New Agriculture

Renaissance Solutionz, in partnership with Dark Nectar Co-Operative, built the largest vermiponic farm in San Diego County and PUFFY (Pop-up Urban Farm For You), quite possibly, the only mobile, vermiponic farm in the world as our pandemic project.

A Regenerative Community...

“creates livelihoods...it offers a path out of poverty that provides people with meaning, worthy involvement with their community, a living wage, and a future of dignity and respect.”

Paul Hawken, Regeneration:  Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation, p. 32-33