At the end of February HMI’s Executive Director, Dr. Ann Adams, gave two presentations to students at Austin College. A lunch time presentation on Holistic Management was part of the Environmental Science lecture series at the college. An afternoon presentation on “The Value of Holistic Management” dug deeper into the various ecosystem services that Holistic Management supports on farms and ranches as well as the additional profitability and increased resilience to agricultural businesses as quality of life improves and the increased opportunities for succession. The Environmental Economics students were engaged with the information, asking many thoughtful questions about how Holistic Management can improve environmental literacy for all people, including the urban consumer and environmentalists interested in sustainable food systems.
HMI Certified Educator Dr. Lisa Bellows, Chair of the Science Department of North Central Texas College and Director of the Josey Institute for Agroecology, also participated in the presentation, sharing her experience with applying Holistic Management at the Thomsen Foundation, an environmental education location near the college that gives students an opportunity for experiential learning in biological monitoring and surveying.
Our thanks to Dr. Danny Nuckols for working with the Environmental Science program to arrange these educational events at Austin College.
If you want to increase your environmental literacy check out our Regenerative Solution page.
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