Why We Gather

PRLC founder, Sallie Calhoun, learned years ago through curious inquiry and personal experience that the simple yet profound process of convening people together, in robust conversations and on the land, is one of the most important efforts we can do to regenerate our communities and our soil.


At the PRLC, we consider it our superpower. 

The world doesn’t change one person at a time, it changes as networks of relationships form among people who discover they share a common cause and vision of what’s possible. Rather than critical mass, change occurs through critical connections with kindred spirits.  This is what we have learned through Meg Wheatley and Deborah Frieze’s Theory of Emergence, and we’ve made it our work at the PRLC to create the space and conditions needed for critical connections to happen when we gather.


Life in the soil is at the core of each varied gathering, convening and workshop that we hold.  And the land is our key collaborator in this work to solve complex ecological and social problems.  Along with our regenerative agricultural community, we are exploring and mapping a radically different path forward, and a commitment to educating ourselves.  It’s what brings us joy and what we love to do.


We gather because we believe in regenerative landscapes, economies, and governance systems rooted in diversity and inclusion that seek to re-connect us to nature, to each other, and to ourselves.  

The Spark to Gather

Learn about how the PRLC got started.