RE Farm Café

An example of a small-scale regenerative project is the RE Farm Café in State College, Pennsylvania, with the original goal of creating a farm-to-table restaurant. Thinking beyond the restaurant itself, architects helped the owners plan how to reach out to local farmers and the surrounding agricultural community (as well as Penn State) to create a new type of marketplace tied to the endeavor. Ultimately, everyone worked together to create a co-op, a community-supported agriculture initiative, a farmers market, an educational venue for learning about regenerative agricultural practices, and, of course, the restaurant, all of which sparked a new economic hub in the region.