Mar 14 – May 2: ONLINE – Holistic Management Fundamentals & Grazing Planning

Posted by Dana Penrice on March 07, 2023

Learn Holistic Management from the comfort of your computer. This modular series of live online sessions will get you ready for the upcoming grazing season. Get grounded in the fundamentals of Holistic Management and design your grazing plan for the 2023 growing season.

Do you want to nerd out on grazing with others? Do you struggle with the farm-work-life balance? Are you just excited about regenerative ag?

If so, then this course series is for you! Discover tools to design your farm to generate wealth (both financial and non-financial) for your family and community through improved land management. Whether you have 2 sheep , 40 cows or 2,000 goats, this course is for you.

Course Instructors: Dana Penrice and Bronwyn Green, Savory Institute Accredited Professionals

When: Tuesdays from 6:30 – 9:00 pm (CST)
Starting March 14th and ending May 2nd, 2023

Course Format: This will be a live online course led by the course instructor. It will include presentations, discussions and participatory activities. Come prepared to work on your own farm planning.

Cost: The cost for each course is $695 + GST/person or farm (the whole team is encouraged to attend!) This course includes a copy of the Holistic Management book and handbook.

Register here.

Course Contact: For questions about this course and to see if it is a right fit for you, email

Course Content:

Week 1– Introduction to Holistic Management
– Overview of the Holistic Management Framework
Week 2– Understanding your context and whole under management
– Writing your Holistic Goal
Week 3– Key Insights
– Ecosystem Processes
Week 4– Tools for managing Ecosystem Processes
– Principles of Holistic Planned Grazing
Week 5– Creating a Grazing Plan PART 1
Week 6– Creating a Grazing Plan PART 2
Week 7– Planning, Implementing Monitoring and Replanning
Week 8– Invited guests
– Course wrap up

Meet the instructors:

Dana Penrice farms with her partner Ted Chastko at Shoal Lake, Manitoba. Dana is an Accredited Professional with the Savory Institute. She completed training as an Ecological Outcome Verification Hub Verifier. Dana also works with new farmers through the Young Agrarians program and has an interest in farm transition, land access and business planning.

Bronwyn Green is passionate about growing nutritious food for her family and community in a way that regenerates our land. She has been serving and managing restaurants for the past 12 years. Bronwyn has been independently studying agriculture and food systems ever since graduating from high school, in her hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Bronwyn’s favorite place to be is in her backyard garden. She is an Associate Educator with the Savory Institute. Her dream is to build a green space just outside of Winnipeg that grows nutrient dense food, restores ecosystem processes, and acts as a hub for people in the community to share, learn, and grow together.