Savory Institute Online Courses I got my first computer when I went to college at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 1999. It was a Gateway. It was enormous. My roommate, Liz, and I had our own desktop computers and they took up about one third of our tiny dorm room. How times have changed.
Soil Quality? Manage for health instead. The term “soil quality” thrown around a lot and I have a real problem with that. Soil quality leaves us with the impression that it is as good as it can be and at its potential. This is categorically wrong, no matter what soil type you have or its
Spencer and I signed the Soil Manifesto because we want discussions about the Earth and the future of humanity to place healthy soil front and center. The Soil Manfiesto is not a legally binding document. It is an expression of how many people value healthy soil and how important we all think it is to balance the
Last week, as the global Savory Hub Network gathered at Paicines Ranch, this article was printed in the San Mateo Journal. It states that: “Climate change and global warming are usually associated with burning fossil fuels, but, according to the Guardian, “the global livestock industry produces more greenhouse gas emissions than all cars, planes, trains
Evenings last week–and early mornings–were spent pouring over a Word document version of Allan Savory and Jody Butterfield’s latest edition of Holistic Management. I am honored to be part of the committee reviewing and providing feedback on this version. One of the chapters I reviewed was on timing. This is one of the four key insights guiding
The following is a guest post by Indian Valley, California rancher Maria Van Fleet. She and her family attended Grazing for Change and studied holistic management before implementing holistic planned grazing. Maria manages the family ranch with her husband David, son Eric and daughters Hannah and Camille. We are proud of them for taking the
No photos for this update my friends. The internet goes up and down here, so I’m typing quickly while sitting at a table with my peers–faces flushed from the sun hunched over tiny screens typing as fast as we can. We arrived at the Africa Centre for Holistic Management/Dimbangombe Ranch yesterday after the overnight flight
Here is a video that explains why Spencer and I believe holistic management is vital to the future of farms, ranches and land in general: