regrò in Kenya, in the Nyandarua region, aims to protect, enhance and expand the existing wattle forest (Acacia mearnsii) and grow useful plants and edible crops following the principles of regenerative agriculture and permaculture. Eucalyptus globulus and Cypress presence will also be incremented to achieve a more varied and resilient forest, while many edible plants are growing already, among those: Yellow fig, Cherry guava, Persimmon, Pitanga, Jabuticaba, Shea nut, Guava, French marigold and also varieties of apples, oranges and lemons.
Chickens, turkeys and geese are raised in free range, with care and respect for their natural behaviours.
regrò in Italy, in the Tuscany region, aims to protect, enhance and expand an existing oak forest (Quercus pubescens) and relative native guilds of Juniper, Scottish broom, Heather, Wild asparagus, Blackberry, Mauritanian grass, Cistus and Helichrysum. Agroforestry and regenerative agriculture are the methods used to stop and prevent soil erosion and water runoff, while specific actions are designed to protect local wildlife and re-establish natural cycles. The farm features one of the first Olive orchards of the area, which will be interested by the program with intercropping and Lavender/Thyme/Inula contour gardens to retain water and nourish wild bees through the whole year.
'regrò was born in 2019 as a spin-off of the official documentation I was compiling to try to get access to government’s funding for farmers. Bureaucracy, the amount and attitude of middlemen and timing pushed me away and I started researching use cases for blockchain in agriculture, looking into projects like AgriLedger.
I learnt about Open Forest Protocol through the NEAR ecosystem and found it perfectly fitting the project's needs and ethos.
In 2020 friend and farmer Simon Wairiuko agreed to join the project with his family's acreage in Nyandarua, Kenya. In 2021 Simon acquired his first acre and is now designing and building a food forest there.'