Holistic financial planning, we figured, costs about $20,000 in labor to complete (assuming farmers and ranchers are valuing their time and paying themselves a salary, which doesn’t happen enough) and about 11 days total out of the year to complete. It is well worth the investment. It could save the ranch. It could mean peace of
I had hoped to get photos in today, but I am still struggling with Internet–or adapting to Internet here. We spent most of the day digging into the hub business model. Tre Cates is leading the hubs and all operations at the Savory Institute. Spencer and I had many early morning conversations with Tre during our business
The conference is over as of this evening and we are headed to Zimbabwe via Johannesburg, South Africa tomorrow (after going to a farmer’s market in London in the morning). Here are highlights from the conference. It was amazing! Each hub gave a short intro to their hub. Spencer and I spoke about our hub
We heard Alan Savory state this again tonight at the gala dinner. The conviction in his voice always chills me. He says it is the only way. Despite this intense focus and call to us for leadership in this important work (no pressure), it was a light evening and a delish lamb dinner. Spencer did
We arrived in London yesterday extremely jet lagged but so happy to be here. We are a ways away from the conference hotel and downtown so we’ve become quite adept at the sophisticated public transit system in London, a.k.a. “the tube.” We had this morning to ourselves before meeting the rest of the 2013 and
Meet our Kenyan counterparts and new friends the Wood family. They are also in the hub accreditation process with us. We have a lot in common as parents of young children–but their children see zebra, giraffe, elephants when they go riding with their parents. Maezy sees big horn sheep, antelope, jack rabbits and horny toads.
This year 90 applications from 25 countries were submitted to the Savory Institute in hopes of bringing a Savory Hub to their region. My husband, Spencer, and I were one of those applicants. We described a learning center and demonstration ranch called the Jefferson Center for Holistic Management that would serve Northern California and the Western Great