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Summertown, Tennessee, United States
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Holistic Management and Keyline Design Courses - Back to Back

Posted by Cliff Davis over 5 years ago

Spiral Ridge Permaculture and Owen Hablutzel, director of PRI - USA, team up to offer two courses back to back on Whole Farm Design. Take one or both.

Holistic Management

Join us for a fun-filled three-day workshop* where you will learn optimal, highly-effective and proven ways to plan for and achieve the full power of the Holistic Management approach for your land, your animals, your profits and your quality of life. The workshop will include classroom, as well as, outdoor exercises and pasture walks for a full learning experience! 

Holistic Management Land Comparison

Side by side comparison of standard management (left) and Holistic management (right) planned grazing by the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI), Texas during the drought of 2012

 

 

*There is also an option to attend only the first day of this workshop for a basic introduction to Holistic Management planning, without attending the following two days on HolisticPlanned Grazing and Biological Monitoring.  Select the appropriate ticket below to register for the one day Introduction to Holistic Management course, June 17, 2014

What is Holistic Management?  In agriculture, it is a systems thinking approach to managing resources that was originally developed by Allan Savory for reversing desertification.  The Savory Institute states that “Holistic Management results in ecologically regenerative, economically viable and socially sound management of the world’s grasslands”.  Holistic management has been acknowledged by The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service USDA-NRCS.

Farmers and Ranchers who have learned Holistic Management as a planning framework experience a wide variety of positive results:

  •  80% report increased profits
  •  91% report improved quality of life
  • 100% increase in management for bio-diversity

Keyline Design

This three day hands-on workshop will change the way you see and manage your landscape, and your future. If you operate a farm Keyline Designor ranch, or if you would like to learn how to make your property resilient to drought, this workshop will deliver. We will leverage the most effective tools, principles, techniques, and strategies from Keyline® Design, Permaculture Design, and Holistic Management® for an integrated whole farm plan.

Nature is complex. Managing land and natural resources has never been a simple job. Our critical task is becoming ever more difficult in a rapidly changing world. This course will add many new practical skills and options to your management ‘toolbox.’ You will discover techniques and strategies to manage water and fertility cycles, accelerate topsoil development, manage weed issues, eliminate off-farm inputs, and significantly reduce costs. We will emphasize Keyline® techniques for maximum harvesting and storage of rain and runoff water, for generating drought-resilience. Learn hands-on surveying, GIS mapping ‘on-the-cheap,’ and how to analyze and improve your water catchment.

Using Yeomans’ Keyline Scale of Permanence as a guide for effective whole farm planning, this course will lead you through the process of developing a comprehensive land management plan. Keyline’s Scale of Permanence(Climate, Land Shape, Water Supply, Farm Roads, Agro-Forestry, Buildings, Fencing and Soil), will help you evaluate decisions and design your property for sustained effectiveness.

Discounts for taking both courses and for registering early.  Hurry ends mid May.

Register here!

 

 

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Loretta Buckner
Loretta Buckner : gosh...I wonder what it would take to get that keyline plow over the mountains and into the Piedmont?! ;-) Sounds like a great course!
Posted over 5 years ago

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