This book is designed as a practical companion for people who actually manage land and any others who want to know what responsibility for land really means. The Holistic Management Handbook covers the planning and monitoring procedures land managers need to master: Holistic Financial Planning, Holistic Planned Grazing, Holistic Ecological Monitoring, and Holistic Land Planning. Each chapter starts with a review of basic concepts and techniques and then takes you through the step-by-step procedure for getting your plan down on paper, monitoring it, adjusting it; or, in the case of ecological monitoring, recording changes on the land and interpreting your results.
Applying theory into practice
While Holistic Management: A Commonsense Revolution to Restore Our Environment by Allan Savory with Jody Butterfield attempts to clear the view from theory toward practice, this handbook looks the other way—from practice toward theory. In fact, however, both the theory and the practice evolved together and are still evolving, and you, too, should cut away at the thicket in your mind from both sides. The two books cover much of the same ground but from different perspectives. You need both.
"This handbook is an essential companion to the third edition of the Holistic Management textbook for those seeking to manage lands holistically. The latter explains the “why;” the former the “how.” First-time students and experienced practitioners alike can apply its principles to improve their profitability, quality of life, and resource base resilience. Our trainees have used both volumes since 1994, and we enthusiastically welcome this new edition."
—Brian Marshall, Savory Accredited Field Professional (Australia)
What others are saying about the Holistic Management Handbook:
"Holistic Management is the most effective management tool for complex systems ever invented. The detailed information packed into this handbook gives farmers, ranchers, and land managers the methods necessary to truly transform their land, life, and finances."
—Spencer Smith, Savory Hub Leader and Accredited Field Professional (California), Jefferson Center for Holistic Management
"This new edition of Holistic Management Handbook adds depth and detail for land managers who want to broaden their knowledge and expand their toolbox for regenerating land."
—Matt R. Raven, PhD, Hub Leader and Accredited Professional (Michigan)
"Wherever you are in the world, if you were inspired by the Holistic Management textbook to commit to the regenerative agriculture movement, use this handbook to put the ideas into action."
—Pablo Borelli, Hub Leader and Accredited Field Professional (Argentina), Ovis XXI