Private Holistic Management Intensive in the Mid-Atlantic.

This priavate intensive is a Savory Institute Accredited Course and meets the training requirements for becoming a Savory Institute Accredited Professional.

Customized Dates via Student’s Needs

Nelson County, Virginia

Have questions? Give us a call! 330-350-0145

$2,500 / ticket.

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Who: This private and immersive experience is designed for anyone who is looking to take a deep dive into all that is Holistic Management! It is for everyone from a producer looking to increase their carrying capacity, a future teacher of Holistic Management looking to learn the basics, and a community member looking to understand more about regenerative agriculture. 

What: Holistic Management is a decion making framework that allows co-creation in the world of regenerative agriculture by ensuring that the actions taken to restore land and livelihoods are ecologically, socially and economically sound and based on the context described by the people involved.

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 learn how to “talk to nature, to have a relationship based in intimacy and not control” as educator Daniel Griffith says. We will learn to nurture deep relationships with the ecosystem processes all around us by implementing patience in observation alongside strategic monotiring protocols and contextually-functional tools that feed health indicators back to our livestock grazing operation.

Key Details:

  • The more-complex course particulars are customized by the student’s needs: dates, times, meal needs, lodging, in-person or virtual, etc.
  • This course is designed for the student working toward their Accreditation (AP) with the Savory Institute. All are welcome, however.
  • If you are working to be an AP with the Savory Institute, this course automatically includes a practice “mock” interview post the course to prepare you for your Accredited Professional Exit Interview with a Savory Master Trainer.
  • This course is taught by Robinia’s Lead Educator, Savory Institute Hub Leader, and Accredited Professional Daniel Firth Griffith.

In this course, you will learn:

  • The Foundations of Holistic Management — 2 Days.
    • Allan Savory’s Key Insights.
    • 4 Ecosystem Processes and the tools to manage them.
    • The Soil Food-Web and Plant Ecology / Botany.
    • Holistic decision-making and the Holistic Context.
  • Holistic Financial Planning — 1 Day
    • The fundamentals of holistic financial planning.
    • How to create your holistic financial plan.
  • Holistic Planned Grazing — 2 Days
    • The fundamentals of holistic planned grazing
    • How to create, implement, and monitor your grazing plan
  • Holistic Land Planning — 1 Day
    • The fundamentals of holistic land planning
    • How to create your ideal land plan
  • Holistic Ecological Monitoring — 3 Days
    • The fundamentals of basic and comprehensive ecological monitoring
    • How to read the land, identify plants, and read their response mechanisms.
    • How to create your monitoring plan and setup each monitoring site.
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$40/night with compost toilet and shower facilities

Camp In The Wildwoods

Luxurious camping on the side of hill and on the edge of our woodland, surrounded by nearly 400 acres of the Timshel’s rewilding project. This is real wildlife camping.

Do more than stay in the Wildland. Help regenerate it! Our off-grid compost toilet and cold-water shower facility was constructed out of a Tulip Poplar and White Oak that grew just a hundred feet from this location!

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Learn at a true demonstration site!

Learn at a Fully-Operational Regenerative Wildland

This course is hosted by our main demonstration site, Timshel Wildland, a 400-acre regenerative, process-led, and emergent conservation wildland in Nelson County, Virginia that works to co-create emergently abundant systems with their cattle, sheep, and pigs.

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During your Mid-Week Break!

Kayak the James River

Leave yourself on the shore and float with the currents!

The James River snakes around the base of the Wildland and folks can float for about an hour before leaving our borders! Stay after the course for a refreshing adventure.

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Converted Horsebarn to Educational Center

Indoor Training Facilities

Coresponding to our field work, this course will spend time within our indoor training facilities, or converted horse barn, during presentations, work sessions, and meal times.

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Lead Educator

Daniel Firth Griffith

Daniel is a storyteller, regenerative farmer, emergent conservationist, and a lover of the wildwoods. He is Robinia’s Lead Educator and Consultant, Field Professional, and Ecological Outcome Verification Hub Verifier.

A first-generation farmer with a background in high-technology and entrepreneurship, Daniel’s life pivoted after being diagnosed with a life-threatening and degenerative genetic disease in 2012. He turned to farming—what ultimately emerged into regenerative conservation work—as “the last resort” in his health journey. What he found, however, was a life complete with abundance, joy, and health.

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