Fostering Community for Regenerative Capacity
Savory Institute Mid-Atlantic Hub – At the Robinia Institute in Central Virginia, Savory Hub leader Daniel Griffith is developing bold, new initiatives to bring the land-regenerating potential of Holistic Management to farmers and communities of the Mid-Atlantic. In this short film, we follow Daniel’s partnership with The Lands at Hillside Farms – a historic Pennsylvania-based educational dairy farm that wanted to find a better home for their bull calves.
Robinia is pioneering a “calf donation network” to transpose what is perceived as “waste” in one sector and turning it into abundance in another. Instead of going the feedlot route, Robinia is re-homing these calves humanely to local farmers where they regenerate degraded pasturelands and provide new value in subsistence farming. As a Savory Hub, Robinia is also offering these farmers training and implementation support in Holistic Management, land verification through the Ecological Outcome Verification (EOV) protocol, and access to financial resources through their Common Wealth Network.