Holistic Management is a process of decision-making and planning that gives people the insights and management tools needed to understand nature: resulting in better, more informed decisions that balance key social, environmental, and financial considerations.
In the context of the ecological restoration of landscapes worldwide, managers implement Holistic Planned Grazing to properly manage livestock — mimicking the predator/prey relationships in which these environments evolved.
Allan Savory (see the video above) is the creator of Holistic Management and the founder of the Savory Institute.
We (The Northern Farm Training Institute) are the first, and only, “Savory Hub” in Canada. This means that we use Holistic Management for all decision making in our organization and on our farm, it means we are actively working to improve our land while still producing food on it, and it means that we provide Holistic Management courses and consulting across Canada.
We think that Holistic Management is essential for the prosperity and sustainability of all northern communities.
Canada actually has one of the largest communities of active Holistic ranchers in the world; we would encourage you to check out the website of Holistic Management Canada who provide excellent Holistic Management courses, and events in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
One of the most common criticisms of Holistic Management is that there is not enough scientific evidence to support it. This is totally untrue, but has become a popular opinion due to an article written in the Guardian a few years ago. If you are wondering what evidence there is in support of Holistic Management please check out this page: Evidence Supporting Holistic Management