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2017

Our schedule is generally an ongoing work in progress, so please keep checking back here for additions BUT ALSO please sign up to the mailing list on the home page AND register your interest for any events you would like to attend which are listed but not yet scheduled via the link at the bottom on those pages; this is of great help to us in conserving valuable human resources - so that we can have a sense of demand and respond to it. 

16th-18th January, Worcestershire - Holistic Management; Financial and Grazing Planning with Tony McQuail and Rob Havard, co-sponsored by Holistic Management International (HMI).

18th February, Wark Town Hall, Front street, Wark, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 3LG - Animal Herbal Medicine with Kate Scott.

 

21st March, Sheepdrove Organic Farm Eco-Conference Centre, Sheepdrove Road, Lambourn, Berkshire, RG17 7UU - Soil Health; A Living Perspective with Joel Williams

We are also expecting to continue providing Soil Food Web educational opportunities this year, and to put on more Holistic Management Open-Gates like the one last June and more courses similar to the ones this winter/spring next autumn/winter - as well as developing a few new educational opportunities too.

 

Holistic Management® Collaborative Open-Gate

Holistic Planned Grazing: Cattle at Croome ParkPlease note that this is an example from last year for reference; we intend to run two similar events later in 2017; please register your interest if appropriate

Grazing for Long-term Resilience and Sustainable Profit

with Philip BubbRob Havard, Matt Clegg, and Russ Carrington

Sponsored by Holistic Management International (HMI)Holistic management international

Croome Court, Croome D'Abitot, Nr High Green, Worcester, WR8 9DW

Wednesday 29th June, 2016

This is a unique opportunity to dip your toes into the world of Holistic Management and Planned Grazing, and explore it's potential to enhance your farming/land management practice.  We are incredibly fortunate to have a selection of high calibre presenters from varying backgrounds, who will discuss and demonstrate the benefits of a Holistic approach to farming and land management and how it can return benefits at a farm as well as catchment scale - and within management structures too.  We are also expecting a broad spectrum of experienced attendees, so this will be an integrated learning experience and we trust that as with our other events, the networking potential will be as invaluable as the learning.

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Animal Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicines

Please note that this is an example from earlier in the year for reference; we intend to run similar events at other locations later in 2017; please register your interest if appropriate

with Kate Scott Bsc (hons) Herbal Medicine MNIMH,

Sat 18th February 2017

Wark Town Hall, Front street, Wark, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 3LG

With 23 years farming experience in both conventional and organic systems, and an honours degree in Herbal Medicine Kate combines her passions in her work on a 2500 acre organic, pasture fed farm with pigs, cattle, sheep and chickens, all kept in the best of health with diverse grazing and treated as naturally as possible should the need arise. This one day workshop will give you an understanding of maintaining health within your animals whether you have 2 acres or 2000 and some effective first aid treatments which are both easy and safe to administer which Kate has developed over many years, with a workshop handout, practical session and samples to take home.

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Holistic Management® Introduction, Financial and Grazing Planning

Holistic Management grazingPlease note that this is an example from earlier in the year for reference; we intend to run similar events later in 2017; please register your interest if appropriate.

An Introduction to Holistic Management with specific focus on Financial and Grazing Planning

with Tony McQuail, and Rob Havard

Co-sponsored by Holistic Management International (HMI)Holistic management international

16th-18th January, 2017, Three Parishes Village Hall, Grafton Flyford, Worcestershire, WR7 4PG

Would you like to increase the health and productivity of your land and animals?

As a farmer or land manager you know that one of your greatest assets is the land you work with, and managing that land can be tough due to weather conditions, environmental pressures and high input costs, and farming is still a business.  This course was designed to help you regenerate your land for better soil health, bio-diversity, productivity and profitability through the practice of Holistic Planned Grazing and Holistic Financial Planning.  We know that to create a sustainable, healthy agricultural enterprise, you need to run it like a business and we've created this course to give both new and experienced farmers and land managers the knowledge and tools they need to do just that.

Holistic Management is a farm planning and decision making process developed to help farmers and land managers achieve a triple bottom line of healthy land, people and profits. It has a full toolbox of planning resources to help farmers reach this goal. In this three day workshop we will be focusing on the Financial Planning and Planned Grazing systems and will highlight the key features of each which make them so effective.

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Stewarding Your Soil

Zach Stewarding your soil course

Please note that this is an example from earlier in the year for reference; we intend to run similar events later in 2017; please register your interest if appropriate.

How to Manage the Beneficial Organisms In and For Your Soil

with Zach Wright

more dates and venues tbc; please email to express interest

This course is an very unusual opportunity to cover the basics of The Soil Food Web, in a condensed and practical format, building the compost pile, making compost tea and having a go at microscope work ourselves, all under the guidance of Zach Wright, one of only three Soil Life Consultants certified by Dr Elaine Ingham.

Since Zach will be returning to the US in May, the course has had to be arranged at short notice, and participant numbers are strictly limited (to 12 in order to ensure that there is enough personal attention, especially during the microscope sessions).

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