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Managing for soil health, Drought tolerance

Soil Health vs. Soil Quality

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

organic, industrial farming, Paicines Ranch, holistic management

Vegetarianism is not better for the environment

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

holistic planned grazing, Springs Ranch, Jefferson Center for Holistic Management

Holistic Planned Grazing is not rotational or mob grazing

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

Upcoming Holistic Management Workshops: Sign up

With fall around the corner, it is planning season for farms, ranches and businesses. Thrive in 2016 with holistic management workshops and training from the Jefferson Center under your belt in 2015.   Here’s the line up for September through November: Nevada County One-Day Workshop September 12, 2015 Siskiyou County One-Day Workshop November 21, 2015