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 Post subject: Small pasture workshop
PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:09 am 

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Location: McKinney,TEXAS
My wife and I are attending this workshop, thought I would pass the info along.

A workshop in Holistic Management on small acreage.
How do you know which actions to take or to avoid to keep your land healthy?

Holistic Resource Management of Texas invites the public to a one-day intensive workshop on managing small tracts (5 to 50 acres) with or without grazing animals. This event will be held outside, on the land in Wimberley, TX, from 8:30am to 4pm, November 12, 2005. Cost for the day is $25 and includes handouts and a catered lunch. Register online or by calling Peggy Cole 512-847-3822.

The workshop will address the following concerns:

How do I plan for the maximum enjoyment of my land?
How do I make sound management decisions?
Restoring springs -water for wildlife, for plants and for pleasure
Vegetation - the good, the bad and the ugly. What plants do/don’t I want and how do I ID them easily??
How much cedar should I remove and how should I do it?
What is the land going to look like in 50 years if I do nothing or if I do____?
What are the best ways to restore my land's health?
How can I graze my animals without harming the land?
How can I attract certain birds (song birds, quail etc.), butterflies?
Is the only good bug a dead bug?
Who is underfoot and why should we care?
Do I need to reseed or how do I reseed the place and with what?
How do I work with my neighbors and the surrounding community to influence a greater whole?
After a variety of speakers on the above topics and a catered lunch, participants will go out in teams on the 15-acre tract to practice making a land plan, while they learn plant identification from team leaders. Consolidation of the plans and brainstorms will follow with a panel of experts to answer questions specific to your own operation or the practice tract.
Holistic Management enables you to improve the quality of your life while enhancing the environment that sustains us all. And it’s all based on a simple change in the way you make decisions. Holistic Management gives you a practical way to develop a clear, focused vision for your future, and enables you to plan how to get there in the most economically, environmentally and socially sound way.

Join others who love the land in an enjoyable and informative hill country event—a great place to meet new friends and neighbors. Please reserve your space by November 5, so we can plan lunches and hand-outs. Dress for walking hilly grassland.

Registration deadline is November 5, please visit the Field Day Registration form.

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