Holistic Management Handbook: Healthy Land, Healthy Profits

Holistic Management Handbook: Healthy Land, Healthy Profits


By (author) Jody Butterfield, By (author) Sam Bingham, By (author) Allan Savory


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  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 277mm x 15mm | 658g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Washington
  • ISBN 10: 1559638850
  • ISBN 13: 9781559638852
  • Illustrations note: tables, figures, photos, colour charts, index
  • Sales rank: 54,592

Product description

Holistic management, as described by Allan Savory in the books "Holistic Resource Management" (Island Press, 1988) and the revised edition, "Holistic Management" (Island Press, 2001), has been practiced by thousands of people around the world to profitably restore and promote the health of their land through practices that mimic nature, and by many others who have sought a more rewarding personal or family life. "Holistic Management Handbook" offers a detailed explanation of the planning procedures presented in those books and gives step-by-step guidance for implementing holistic management on a ranch or farm. "Holistic Management" and "Holistic Management Handbook" are essential reading for anyone involved with land management and stewardship, and together represent an indispensable guide for individuals interested in making better decisions within their organizations or in any aspect of their personal or professional lives.

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Author information

Jody Butterfield is a former journalist specializing in agriculture and the environment and cofounder of Holistic Management International. Sam Bingham is a Holistic Management Certified Educator and the author of five books and numerous articles. Allan Savory is a former wildlife biologist, farmer, and politician who left an international consulting practice to found Holistic Management International in 1984.

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"The new "Holistic Management Handbook" shows how healthy land leads to healthy profits. It has in-depth how-to figures, complete with charts, graphs and pictures. I found the chapter on creating your financial plan especially informative...You will profit, your land will profit, and the world in general will profit."--Ron Macher"Small Farm Today" (04/01/2007)