We transform degraded landscapes

into productive ecosystems

Aquacultures

Aquacultures

Our aquacultures are part of a closed-loop system that produces premium foods without polluting the ocean, and without the use of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or synthetic fertilizers.  Our grown-on-site feed uses no bycatch, no monocrops, and no antibiotics.

The effluent from our aquacultures provides nutrients for our mangrove wetlands & agroforestries, which produce the aquaculture feed and a host of other goods.

Mangrove Wetlands

Mangrove Wetlands

By transforming degraded coastlines into mangrove agroforestries we create maximum impact, including:

*A 10X increase in biodiversity

*Coastal stabilization and protection from hurricanes, sea-level rise, and storm surges.

 

 

*The production of numerous valuable goods.

*Carbon sequestration more efficient than any other terrestrial ecology.

Dryland Agroforestries

Dryland Agroforestries

We have pioneered arid agroforestries that can survive for over two years with no water.   These transform marginal and undervalued land into productive agroecologies.

RRC has the capacity to transform entire watersheds by combining its dryland and seawater systems.

Seawater Agricultures

Seawater Agricultures

We have over 3 decades experience in producing food, fuel, and fiber with halophyte agricultures (crops that grow in seawater).  This is a crucial system for producing food without depleting crucial freshwater resources.

We are building on our experience by pioneering halophytic polycultures modeled on indigenous food systems.

Freshwater Lenses

Freshwater Lenses

Our systems are among the only agricultures in the world that increases fresh water sources, through the creation of fresh water lenses.   As desert floods hit our system they sink into the ground and create fresh water lenses sitting on top of a seawater layer.  Without our system, this water would be ocean runoff.

Depending on geography, these lenses can restore shallow aquifers, contribute to the creation of new springs and lakes, and provide the foundation for healthy terrestrial ecosystems higher in the watershed.

  • Aquacultures

    Our aquacultures are part of a closed-loop system that produces premium foods without polluting the ocean, and without the use of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or synthetic fertilizers.  Our grown-on-site feed uses no bycatch, no monocrops, and no antibiotics.

    The effluent from our aquacultures provides nutrients for our mangrove wetlands & agroforestries, which produce the aquaculture feed and a host of other goods.

  • Mangrove Wetlands

    By transforming degraded coastlines into mangrove agroforestries we create maximum impact, including:

    *A 10X increase in biodiversity

    *Coastal stabilization and protection from hurricanes, sea-level rise, and storm surges.

     

     

    *The production of numerous valuable goods.

    *Carbon sequestration more efficient than any other terrestrial ecology.

  • Dryland Agroforestries

    We have pioneered arid agroforestries that can survive for over two years with no water.   These transform marginal and undervalued land into productive agroecologies.

    RRC has the capacity to transform entire watersheds by combining its dryland and seawater systems.

  • Seawater Agricultures

    We have over 3 decades experience in producing food, fuel, and fiber with halophyte agricultures (crops that grow in seawater).  This is a crucial system for producing food without depleting crucial freshwater resources.

    We are building on our experience by pioneering halophytic polycultures modeled on indigenous food systems.

  • Freshwater Lenses

    Our systems are among the only agricultures in the world that increases fresh water sources, through the creation of fresh water lenses.   As desert floods hit our system they sink into the ground and create fresh water lenses sitting on top of a seawater layer.  Without our system, this water would be ocean runoff.

    Depending on geography, these lenses can restore shallow aquifers, contribute to the creation of new springs and lakes, and provide the foundation for healthy terrestrial ecosystems higher in the watershed.

Transformation as a Service

RRC works with landholders, governments, institutions, communities, and tribes, to transform degraded landscapes into regenerative, circular economies. RRC guides this transformation hand-in-hand with local stakeholders, by providing design, training & education, and wholesaling services.

Flexible Solutions Tailored to Local Ecology & Markets

Regenerative Resources Co offers companies independently verified carbon sequestration through mangrove afforestation, the most efficient and highest capacity terrestrial ecology on the planet for sequestering carbon.

Mangroves sequester carbon fifty times more efficiently than tropical forests, and provide habitat for hundreds of species of fish, migratory birds, amphibians, and other wildlife.  The value they provide in ecological services is estimated at $100,000 per acre.

RRC designs enterprises that transform desertified coasts into these critical ecologies.  We manage these new forests as  a fundamental component of our operations.

Founders

Neal Spackman. CEO

Neal Spackman. CEO

Neal Spackman is an internationally recognized pioneer of hyperarid agroforestries.

He was cofounder and Director of the Al Baydha Project in Saudi Arabia, where he lived and worked with tribes of bedou to convert deserts into savannahs.  He founded the webinar series Sustainable Design Masterclass, and has taught and consulted in the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas.  He is passionate about the connection between ecologies and wealth.

Neal is an alumnus of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

Ned Daugherty. Chief Design Officer

Ned Daugherty. Chief Design Officer

Mr. Daugherty was previously the founder and President of H20 Futures, which provided design and planning consultancies for passive energy system applications, including on-site ‘smart’ water capture, treatment and reuse,  and productive landscape ecology.

He has lived and worked in South America, Africa and Asia, leading major land planning and architectural projects around the world.  He is a devoted student of indigenous architecture & land planning techniques.

Mr. Daugherty designed, built and operated the world’s first Integrated Seawater Agriculture project in Eritrea. He has taught design at the University of California at Davis and at the New School of Architecture in San Diego.

Tahera Hamdani. Chief Strategy Officer

Tahera Hamdani. Chief Strategy Officer

Tahera is a change management specialist, with expertise in strategic advisory services and delivering large, complex transformation in dynamic and ever-evolving environments. Her areas of influence span strategy, management, operations, and technology. She is an experienced consultant and has been a trusted advisor to Fortune 500 companies in the Financial Services, High Tech, Pharma, and Management Consultancy sectors.

Over the last few years, her primary interest has been community and food systems in regenerative design & development, and has practiced in the Americas and India.   She takes her inspiration and guidance from indigenous wisdom, while aspiring to marry it with modern whole systems design.

She has a Bachelor’s in Computing and Communication Systems Engineering from Manchester, UK.

Howard Weiss. Director of Communications

Howard Weiss. Director of Communications

Mr. Weiss has more than 40 years experience in the advertising, marketing and public relations field, owning his own company for more than 30 years. After serving as an officer in the United States Air Force, he was Communications Director for the public broadcasting stations in Southern Arizona and then Public Information Officer for the City of Tucson.

He has extensive knowledge of sea-water based agriculture through his work with the Seawater Foundation and Seawater Works, where he has acted as both Communications Director and Project Manager. Mr. Weiss holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin and is a Senior Fellow of the School of Management and Strategic Studies.

Christian Bertacchini. Director of Latin America Ops

Christian Bertacchini. Director of Latin America Ops

Christian Bertacchini started his career in the Swiss government, at the Ministry of Economy, where he achieved  diplomat status.  He has since worked and consulted with large & small companies, and collaborated with various governments to find innovative ways of furthering their economic development goals.

Since 2012, he has focused his expertise on metropolitan studies, specifically how the modern mayor affects a city’s economic development strategy, including how to position a city on the world’s innovation map. Christian speaks 7 languages and has lived in the Tijuana / San Diego area for the better part of the past 25 years.

Douglas Isaacson. Director of Licensing & Partnerships

Douglas Isaacson. Director of Licensing & Partnerships

Mr. Isaacson has more than 40 years’ experience licensing intellectual properties for world renowned artists, designers and inventors. He has developed licensing and sponsorship programs for corporations, government and institutions. He started his career working for Media Associates, licensing the rights for celebrity clients. He then worked for Walt Disney Productions’ Character Merchandising Division where he developed licensing programs for electronics, children’s apparel and toys.

Mr. Isaacson served as an appointee of the New York’s Rockland County Executive and Legislature for more than 20 years as an advocate for people with disabilities. He attended Unity College in Maine.

Scientific Board of Advisors

Carl Hodges

Carl Hodges

Carl Hodges is a scientist &  the modern-day father of integrated seawater agricultures.  He has adopted Regenerative Resources Corporation as the entity to carry on the work he pioneered over decades of research, practice, and experience in creating sustainable agricultures using seawater.

Dr. Joaquin Ruiz

Dr. Joaquin Ruiz

Dr. Ruiz is the Director of Biosphere 2 and the vice president of Global Environmental Futures at the University of Arizona.  He is a Professor of Geochemistry and previously served as Dean at the College of Science.  Born in Mexico City to

Captain Nancy Lightowler Caruso

Captain Nancy Lightowler Caruso

Known as “The Kelp Lady of California,” Captain Lightowler Caruso is a marine biologist and the founder and executive director of Get Inspired, a non-profit that has involved tens of thousands of schoolchildren in kelp reforestation in Orange County.  She is an expert in abalone aquaculture, seascaping, and kelp forestry & ecology.  Nancy is advising and cooperating with RRC on its aquaculture & marine forestry systems, and in shellfish product development.

Dra. Paola Magallón Servín

Dra. Paola Magallón Servín

Dra. Servín is an Environmental Microbiologist and Senior Researcher at CIBNOR in Mexico (Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noreste), with a focus on integrated agro-aquaculture and multitrophic marine aquaculture.

Dr. Mark Tester

Dr. Mark Tester

With over 30,000 citations in scientific literature to his name, Dr. Mark Tester is one of the world’s top experts on plant salinity tolerance and biosaline agriculture.  He is the Associate Director of the Center for Desert Agriculture at KAUST, where he leads the Salt Lab, a laboratory focused on halophytic & salt-tolerant crop systems.

Dr. Irina Fedorenko

Dr. Irina Fedorenko

Dr. Irina Fedorenko is a serial green-tech entrepreneur, with a PhD in geography & environment from Oxford University.  She is a co-founder of BioCarbon Engineering, where she led a mangrove-planting project by drones in Myanmar, a co-founder of  Kindness Collective, a social enterprise that helps women’s farming cooperatives in India, and of Beta-Earth, which supports sustainable economic development in local communities. She manages the Caux Dialogue on Environment and Security, and is the Chief Carbon Officer at Vlinder, a blockchain-based carbon offset company.

Eliza Greenman

Eliza Greenman

Eliza is a horticultural historian and tree-crop specialist focused on agroforestries & perennial polycultures in temperate climates.  She is a cofounder of the Fruit Explorers, a group dedicated to finding and reintroducing lost and legendary cultivars of fruit and nut trees, and the owner/operator of Legacy Fruit Trees, a farm where she cultivates rare & historical fruit cultivars.

Dr. Ryan Lefers

Dr. Ryan Lefers

Dr. Lefers is an agricultural engineer and the cofounder of Red Sea Farms, which delivers produce & vegetables grown with seawater.

Darren Doherty

Darren Doherty

Darren is the founder of Regrarians, and the foremost farm water and hydration planner in the world.  He has worked with thousands of clients around the globe to help producers  manage & create profitable and regenerative agricultural landscapes & enterprises.   

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