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Barichara Regeneration Project

A Project of the Design School for Regenerating Earth

"When the earth is sick and dying, there will come a tribe of people from all races...who will put their faith in deeds, not words, and make the planet green again."

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Exploring the Path to a

Regenerative Bioregional Economy

Project Location

We are located in Barichara, a town in the northern Andes of Colombia with about 7,000 residents. It is situated on a plateau where there  was tropical dry forest -- a threatened  ecosystem at risk of disappearing. The forest is 98% destroyed and in urgent need of restoration.

Needs to Address

This is a pilot project to demonstrate how to apply solutions to restore planetary health and avoid human extinction at the speed and scale required.


Modeling a Regenerative Bioregional Economy would have huge transformational value as a pathway to restore degraded land and water sources and community structures to facilitate the emergence of an environment worth living in.

Regeneration Potential

Barichara's past is marred with cultural trauma during the various forms of military and economic colonization. Both the destruction of local ecosystems during the tobacco boom and the suppression of local traditions of community have left large wounds. This is a place for deep healing.

This project is part of the Design School for Regenerating Earth. Come explore how to harvest rainwater, build soils, restore ecosystem health, and create elements of a bioregional economy.

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