Who: This 4-day and in-person Ecological Outcome Verification (EOV™) Monitor course will be taught by Daniel Griffith, a Savory Institute Hub Leader, Certified Educator, and Hub Verifier with the Robinia Institute. As a graduate of this training and following field work, you will be accredited to help in the set-up of Long Term Monitoring and carry out Annual Short Term Monitoring. This 4-day course will allow you to become an Accredited Monitor of EOV.
What: Ecological Outcome Verification™ (EOV™) is a protocol for monitoring land health, giving a holistic look at both leading and lagging indicators that was developed by the Savory Institute for global utilization. EOV™ allows farmers and ranchers to better understand the potential of their own property within the operating conditions of their unique context. It also opens up market opportunity within the greater ecosphere of the Regenerative Movement.
The Course: This unique and intimate course is designed within the context of Robinia’s demonstration site, Timshel Wildland, a 400-acre process-led & emergent conservation landscape in Nelson County, Virginia that is leading the rewilding movement in the Mid-Atlantic.
In this course we will utilize Savory’s EOV™ protocol to learn to “talk to nature,” that is to understand feedback mechanisms and ecosystem processes to both better manage our landscapes and verify and un-greenwash the Regenerative Movement.
- This course includes 2 locally sourced and delicious meals a day, instruction and materials. We will not be serving breakfast. If you have severe food allergies or considerations and desire to bring your own foods, we have a full kitchen for you to utilize instead.
- This course is designed for the student working toward a future as an EOV™ Monitor. However, the knoweledge gained during this course will also help each student become a better land manager and so ALL ARE WELCOME.
- This course is taught by Robinia’s Lead Educator, Savory Institute Hub Leader, and Accredited Professional Daniel Griffith.