The Plan

Hosted by Legacy Farms, a farm located on over five hundred acres of farmland in western Iowa’s beautiful Loess hills, the Lutheran Institute of Regenerative Agriculture will provide summer work and apprenticeship opportunities for Lutheran young people, in addition to holding conferences, retreats, and posting web content for the good of the Church

The Goal:

Teach young people to raise their own food!

Create families that are resilient, self-sufficient, anti-fragile!

Rebuild rural communities and congregations!

Projected Timeline

Spring 2022—LIRA is publicly unveiled

Summer 2022—Maronde family arrives and begins work cleaning and restoring the property and installing farm systems

Spring/Summer 2024—First LIRA conference or retreat takes place

Summer 2025—First summer workers arrive

Summer 2027—First apprentices arrive