75 participants from seven countries participated in the Holistic Land Planning: Grazing Infrastructure and Strategies for Success workshop facilitated by long-time Professional Certified Educator, Larry Dyer this September. This workshop was in conjunction with our 2020 Regenerate Conference which was held virtually this year due to COVID-19.
This four-week course focused on the key holistic land planning design principles and practices to allow participants to more effectively manage all their resources. This simple approach to land planning helped the participants explore key infrastructure/land improvement projects in the context of their whole farm/ranch goal to better analyze design possibilities for improved return on investment. Participants developed management consideration lists, land plan options, and explored tool options and the return on investment of the different land planning options using the Holistic Management decision making framework and considering how such options will affect land productivity.
After each weekly webinar a guest speaker participated in a Q&A session about various grazing and land planning topics. The guest speaker listed included Certified Educators Kirk Gadzia and Roland Kroos speaking on water management and fencing respectively. We were also joined by Louis Wertz, the communication director with the Western Landowners Alliance who is also an avid permaculturist as we well as Casey Holland, an accomplished urban farmer and food advocate in Albuquerque, NM.
|Knowledge/Behavior and Confidence Increase||% Increase|
|Prioritizing land/infrastructure development/investments||100%|
|Assessing management considerations to guide land planning||100%|
|Incorporating natural resources issues on your farm into land planning||100%|
|How permaculture methods fit into Holistic Land Planning||100%|
|Complete or modify a written land plan as a result of the course||83%|
|To change management practices as a result of this course||100%|
|Overall satisfaction with this course||100%|
|Would you recommend this course to others||100%|
Special thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible: