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Cliff M. Davis
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[size=24]Back to back courses for Whole Farm Planning in Tennessee this June.[/size]

First course: HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT Whole Farm/Ranch Planning and Holistic Planned Grazing with Owen Hablutzel http://www.spiralridgepermaculture.com/events/introduction-to-holistic-management-whole-farmranch-planning-and-holistic-planned-grazing/
June 17-19, 2014
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!

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

Second Course: KEYLINE DESIGN: Whole-Farm Planning for Water Abundance and Soil Fertility http://www.spiralridgepermaculture.com/events/keyline-design-whole-farm-planning-for-water-abundance-and-soil-fertility/
June 20-22, 2014

YEOMANS’ KEYLINE PLOW ON-SITE DEMONSTRATION! – MAKE YOUR PROPERTY RESILIENT TO DROUGHT – LEARN HOW TO CREATE TOPSOIL AT RAPID RATES – REDUCE OR ELIMINATE OFF-FARM INPUTS – DISCOVER EFFECTIVE USE OF LIVESTOCK AS TOOLS TO IMPROVE LAND PRODUCTIVITY – ADDRESS WEED MANAGEMENT CONCERNS – INTEGRATE PASTURES, PONDS, AND MULTIPLE-YIELD TREE CROPS – AND MORE!

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.
 
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