In the Shadow of Green Man

Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin


“My parents couldn’t read or write, we barely had clothes to wear. All we had were stories. We listened and absorbed them, and found our own place in the narrative.”

And what a narrative it is. Join the wonderfully colorful and poetic Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, or Regi, as he weaves together stories from his upbringing in revolution-torn Guatemala, the vision of a regenerative form of farming which uplifts people, and the wandering fable of the Green Man. The result is an immensely readable, enjoyable journey that informs as it entertains and enlightens.

Witnessing firsthand the human suffering caused by unjust and environmentally destructive farming practices set Regi on a path of helping people lift themselves through, of all things, tapping the natural behaviors of the lowly chicken. With the mind of an engineer, the passion of minister, and the depth of a philosopher the author has created not only a wonderful yarn, but a book for our generation asking the questions and providing many of the answers needed by millions.

The author is the principal architect of the innovative poultry-centered regenerative agriculture model that is at the heart of Main Street Project’s work. His focus is on the development of multi-level strategies for building regenerative food and agriculture systems that deliver social, economic and ecological benefits.

Reginaldo has also been a guest on the Acres U.S.A. Tractor Time podcast. Listen to his April 2017 interview here.

Copyright 2016, Softcover, 208 pages. 44 per case.

Support Reginaldo's New Project!

Author and Regenerative farmer Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, in partnership with Acres U.S.A., is pleased to announce the start of a new project: The Salvatierra Farm! Located in Minnesota, this farm will serve as an educational hub for BIPOC farmers in his region. Regi’s family farm will demonstrate regenerative poultry farm operations, smart entry points for new farmers, reducing unneeded costs, and supporting what the land gives us with smart agriculture tactics.

To support this incredible effort, Acres U.S.A. pledges that, whether you pay $25, $50, $100 or $1,000 for his book, In The Shadow of Green Man, Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin (Regi) will receive all proceeds above the $18 publisher fee. When you purchase this book, you will also directly support the farmer who wrote it to help him start his family farm. Learn more and get involved today!


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Thomas M.
United States United States

We heal the soil ot it will get real bad for our Nation

This book is intelligent and Magic. It is a Spiritual book of the first order. It should be mandatory in our schools. The simple Logic, the common sense, the working with Nature instead of against it, is the solution to so many of our serious problems. I cannot emphasize this enough.

Wayne T.
United States United States

Shadow of the Green Man

I liked it, but was disappointed that it ended without going into his work with chickens in Minnesota that was found in Acres magazine.

valerie a.
United States United States

very much enjoyed this book, recommend it

United States United States

Good storytelling important point of view

Strongly recommended. Great narrative and influential ideas. Great as a gift

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