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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 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.  If Twitter is your thing, then we also announce events and share relevant information via our feed there, and likewise on our Facebook page.

As well as the 'Working with Nature in Arable Crops' live webstream of the European Symposium on 31st January, we're currently focussing on 'Stewarding your Soil' workshops with Dave Beecher as well as pulling together a peer support/development group in Holistic Management in the south-west, but for a sense of what else we do you can scroll on down and take a look at examples of the events we have run in the past (the intention is to continue in the same vein but also expanding with a few new names/subject areas).

Stewarding Our Soil Workshop

Dave Beecher teaching

How to Manage the Beneficial Organisms In and For Your Soil (4 BASIS points: 3E; 1PD )

with Dave Beecher

Thursday15th March, Huntstile Organic Farm, Goathurst, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 2DQ

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These courses are relevant to farmers and growers, and gardeners – and the likes of gardening/agricultural researchers and journalists. The focus of the day will be practical, considering how the soil health principles discussed apply in real life and how we translate them into practice. It will act as a good introduction for those wanting to get started on both understanding soil biology and supporting its healthy development.

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Soil Health

The Future of Farming, our Environment, and Us!

(A Talk, with Dave Beecher)

Thursday 1st February7:30 pm (doors open 7 pm),

Tiverton Town Hall, St. Andrew's Street, TIVERTON, EX16 6PG (use Beck's Square Car Park)

Although we expect there to be tickets left 'on the door', to make things easier on the night, we are taking payment in advance if you would like to reserve a place - see below. 

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Soil Health; A Living Perspective

Joel Williams BDA conferenceOptimising Soil Management for Agricultural Productivity and Ecology (6 BASIS points; 1LP, 2E, 1GM, 2N)

with Joel Williams

Date to be confirmed

Venue to be confirmed

This event is a comprehensive full day presentation, suitable for both commercial farmers (including but not restricted to organic producers) and those concerned with home/community production.

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Holistic Management® Collaborative Open-Gate

Holistic Planned Grazing: Cattle at Croome ParkGrazing for Long-term Resilience and Sustainable Profit

with Rob Havard, Duncan Leaney, Dave Beecher, and Oliver White
Holistic management international

Wednesday 18th October, 2017

Corfe Village Hall, Newton Lane, Corfe, Somerset TA3 7AN

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 farming/land management practice.

The day is suitable for farmers, advisors, and land managers, as well as those with a more general interest who are also concerned about issues such as animal health and welfare and how we can transition to more environmentally regenerative approaches to food production, how farming practices impact climate change and how we can work with nature to create more resilient landscapes e.g. addressing the issues of flooding (and soil loss), and drought - and enhance biodiversity.  We are very grateful to Duncan and Sally for hosting the farm walk element of the day at their farm (see here).

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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 2017/2018; 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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