July 15 to 18: Holistic Management Course – Edmonton, AB

To register for this course, contact Ralph Corcoran rlcorcoran@sasktel.net 306-434-9772 (call or text).  

Join us for a 4-day in-person Holistic Management in Edmonton, AB.

Course Instructors: Ralph Corcoran Holistic Management Certified Educator

When: July 15, 16, 17 & 18, 2022

Where: Venue and accommodation details coming soon.

Course Format: This will be an in-person course. We are planning on carrying through with this event with health and safety measures in place, unless provincial public health guidelines prevent us from doing so.

Cost: The cost for this course is $1000/person or $1695/couple (couples encouraged!).

What to expect: Holistic Management is a very powerful process to help people create the life they desire. Holistic Management teaches people how to think, not what to think. There is an old saying: give a man a fish and you feed him a day, teach him to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Holistic Management teaches fishing.

Holistic Management takes a long-term view. Long-term regenerative ranching and farming requires success in people, land and finances simultaneously. This is exactly what Holistic Management offers people. People finish the course with a three part goal. There is in put and buy in from all people invoice. The goal deals with people, land and finances. People have better communication and team building skills to start succession planning. They have the knowledge to work with nature and improve the health of the land. They have the financial planning skills to plan for a profit. Holistic Management has the potential to be life changing!

Course Content:

Day 1– Overview of Holistic Management
– Introduction to goal setting
– Writing a personal mission statement
– Writing a 3-part goal
– Principles of Holistic Planned Grazing
– Ecosystem Building blocks
– Pasture management and overgrazing
Day 2– Principles of Holistic Management Financial Planning
– Gross profit analysis
– Weak link analysis
– Sorting expenses
– 7 testing questions
– Making environmentally, socially and financially sound decisions
Day 3– Create your financial plan for the upcoming year
Day 4– Create your own pasture and cropping plan for the upcoming year
– Forming a management club

Course Tour: Mildred Thill has been gardening since she was about 12 years old and was given a couple rows to plant tomatoes and carrots in her mom’s garden.   She became interested in regenerative agriculture in December, 2015 after attending a soil conference in Edmonton. She realized that soil was integral to good gardening and she didn’t know much about it. Since then, she has dedicated her spare time to learning about soil, and no-till regenerative gardening, then educating fellow gardeners in workshops on Facebook, spreading the word however she can. She has two raised beds and a bit more of “ chaos garden” in her back yard and tries to demonstrate minimal till to her fellow community gardeners at the Strathcona Rail Community Garden.

“HM helped us improve pasture management enough that the health of our soil and our production has increased significantly. Our 15 – 20 year old sainfoin stands have improved over time and do not need reseeding. The support of our HM group by sharing, analyzing and critiquing of thoughts, ideas and plans has helped lead to these management improvements and resulted in us receiving the TESA Award in 2010. The time and money invested in HM has been returned to us many times over.” 
Glen and Dawn

Feature photo by Zoe Schaeffer on Unsplash