Healing Soils foundation is headquartered on the 400 acre organic and ‘transitioning to organic’ Rock creek farm about an hour south of Chicago, Illinois. This Farm, owned by Iroquois Valley farmland REIT, is being used to exhibit the best regenerative organic farming and conservation practices. To date Healing Soils Foundation has supported the planting of 10,000 trees to act as a windbreak and buffer on this farm and plans are underway to share the farm with other researchers and non-profit organizations investigating best farm practices as well as food quality and nutrient density studies to be shared with both the farming and medical communities.
The house, which will be the home of Healing soils foundation, is currently being restored and renovated and was recently granted Historical landmark status as it was originally built well over 100 years ago. It is symbolic of the effort needed and being put forth to restore our planets eroding soil. It will be used for training and education and will be shared with other research organizations for community and farmer outreach. We plan to share our research on food health with the medical community to increase the awareness of the critical importance of food quality and human illness. The Frank (and Rose?) Heintz conference room, named for our first benefactors, will be made available to fellow organizations that support regenerative agriculture and Agroforestry and Silvopasture. Including experimenting with alley cropping where native trees such Paw Paw, Northern Pecan and Persimmon etc. are planted in alleys allowing for no-till row crop and perennial to work side by side.
Healing Soils Foundation will endeavour to investigate the newest and best regenerative organic farming practices available and act as a resource centre for all organic farmers.
We expect to host educational seminars and invite schools to visit the farm.