Holistic Management Educators - Australia / New Zealand
November2016 - 12 Educators bringing Holistic Management
to you, your businesses, your homes, your paddocks.
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HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE November 2016
"Igniting a consumer revolution"
5 November 2016
An opportunity to connect with Holistic Management practitioners, farmers, land managers and land carers who desire to regenerate the ecology that sustains and socially combines our country. An event where we can learn and collaborate on solutions to some of the world's biggest challenges.
HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT IS SPREADING ACROSS AUSTRALIA
Please visit our Events and Training Courses to find Holistic Manageent training near you.
Australia is buzzing with training courses and events in 2016
HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT MASTER CLASS
IN VICTORIA IN MARCH 2016
Interested in Holistic Management? Here are some free downloads from Holistic Management International to get you started.
Holistic Management International Open Gate day happening in Burragate NSW on 1 June 2015
New 2015 PBS / National Geographic documentary, EARTH - A NEW WILD: PLAINS features Allan Savory
Allan Savory discusses Holistic Management's role in saving our plains. Allan Savory A New Wild PBS
Australia the only country in the world to run a Government recognised Holistic Management training programme
The Australian Holistic Management Educators teach Holistic Management in venues throughout New South Wales through TAFE Western
Feed back from Allan Savory's Australian Tour
Allan Savory's Australian Tour struck a chord with many people who attended one of the tour events. Here are a couple of links of interest.
http://handtoground.net/2013/08/19/an-evening-with-allan-savory/ on the Hand to Ground website
http://www.abc.net.au/landline/content/2013/s3822642.htm - theABC Landline interview which was broadcast on 10 August 2013
Using Cows to Save the Planet
He has spent 50 years working on ideas that have won international prizes, and the online video of his recent TED talk has garnered 1.7 million views - but when Allan Savory visits Australia next month, he will be all but anonymous.
That's partly because Mr Savory's obsession is the world's vast grasslands, which make up 60 per cent of the planet's landmass but tend to be far from urban hubub. It is also because until recently, his provocative concepts were routinely dismissed. Now, the former African game ranger, guerilla fighter and rancher is gaining traction with his idea that strategically managed herds of livestock are humanity's best chance of stopping and reversing the desertification of grasslands - and at the same time, make a substantial contribution to the halting of climate change. This concept, and how his ideas have been implemented across the world, will be discussed by Mr Savory in a series of talks including a major conference at Orange, NSW, on August 6. Mr Savory linked desertification directly to climate change in his TED talk, pointing out that a substantial percentage of atmospheric carbon comes from degraded soil. And he shows how counter-intuitively, the process of carbon loss from soils can be reversed into net carbon gain by using cattle, or other livestock.
As a young game ranger in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) Mr Savory hated livestock, regarding them as the primary cause of degradation in Africa's bush. And he loved elephants. In a cruel twist, he had to recommend the culling of 40,000 elephants in the belief it would halt environmental degradation. But with the elephants gone, the degradation continued. That set Mr Savory off on an investigation that in 2010 earned him the $100,000 Buckminster Fuller Challenge for solutions to intractable problems. Areas of the African savannah that carry great herd migrations are some of the healthiest grasslands on the planet. On the savannah, Mr Savory observed, herds are bunched together by circling predators. Animals dung and urinate in a mass, fertilising the soil, and their hooves trample standing grass into the soil as mulch. After they move on, they don't return for months – giving the grasses their required time for recovery to full growth – and stimulating (particularly) the mineral cycle so that growth occurs stronger than before. On managed grazing lands, livestock are allowed to run relatively sparsely, repeatedly chewing at palatable plants until they are too exhausted to regrow. This results in bare ground - the process of desertification - or allows unpalatable plants to take over. Where rangelands have been locked up, grass grows - but without the trampling of hooves, the grass material eventually withers and oxidises without feeding the soil, again starting the inevitable process of desertification. Mr Savory developed a system of planned grazing that mimics the conditions of the savannah, and which has been used with great success on four continents, including Australia. He also realised that grazing is merely a tool: the ultimate cause of desertification is how people make their decisions about utilising this tool.
Mr Savory developed a process called Holistic Management, which takes into account social, economic and environmental factors when making decisions. He recently used the process to work with 35 lawmakers from Zimbabwe's bitterly fractured Parliament. The result, he said, "soared above politics" - but further progress will have to wait until the upcoming Zimbabwe elections. In early August, Allan Savory will be in Australia to discuss his ideas at Orange, Dubbo and Byron Bay, NSW; Warwick, QLD, and Mataranka, NT.
For more information: Paul Griffiths - Certified Educator of Allan Savory’s Holistic Management™ - 02 9144 3975; firstname.lastname@example.org