Today is the first day of April, so take everything you read online today with a massive grain of salt.

We'll spare you the April Fools pranks, and instead we'll stay the course reporting the latest podcasts, interviews, news, and more from the Savory Global Network. And for this month's Digging In, we dive into Savory's global impact strategy, in case you wondering how our various programs work together.

Happy April!
Hub Leader Daniel Firth Griffith Discusses New Book ‘Wild Like Flowers’
Interview with Daniel Griffith, Savory Hub leader in Central Virginia and author of the new book "Wild Like Flowers," discussing the WHY of regenerative agriculture and our relationship with the natural world.
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Ata Regenerative Working with Indigenous Moriori to Restore Chatham Islands
Ata Regenerative is working alongside the Hokotehi Moriori Trust, helping to regenerate the land, society, and culture of Rekohu.
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🎙 Podcast: The Pitfalls of Industrial Thinking in a Living World
Abbey Smith, Savory's Global Network Coordinator and Hub leader of the Jefferson Center for Holistic Management, joined the Death in the Garden Podcast to discuss the differences between “industrial thinking” and “complex thinking.”
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Does Ranching Need More Effective Communication Styles?
Holistic manager Ariel Greenwood opines how the trust of the public may affect aspects of ranching.
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Bioregionalism as Economic Regeneration
An approach to design based on the belief that human activity should be constrained by ecological & geographical boundaries vs politics.
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What’s in the American Rescue Plan for Agriculture?
$5 billion would go to farmers of color, who have lost 90 percent of their land over the past century.
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Savory’s Global Impact Strategy
Since the Savory Institute was founded in 2009, we have influenced management on over 32 million acres. For a small(ish) non-profit with 12 employees, we often get asked “How is that possible with such a small team?”

It’s a great question, and probably a similar question that many of you holistic managers get when someone sees your land. “How is your land so productive with seemingly limited resources?”

For one, having a Holistic Context has allowed us to stay focused on the mission without letting distractions sidetrack efforts. But beyond our context, Savory’s impact model––which isn’t quite the standard NGO model––has been key in allowing the greatest marginal reaction for our efforts.

This impact model can be viewed through three interconnected structures:

  1. Savory Institute - As the central nonprofit, the Institute coordinates all activity of the global network, including recruitment, accreditation, and support; develops curricula for teaching Holistic Management on both the commercial and communal tracks; and creates programs that remove barriers standing in the way for its global adoption, in areas such as markets, research, and policy. We see Savory Institute as the support team for all the boots-on-the-ground that make up the Global Network.

  2. Savory Global Network - A distributed nodal network, designed just like a living system, the Savory Global Network is comprised of Hubs, Accredited Professionals (i.e. educators), and EOV Verifiers and Monitors. Savory Hubs are all independently-owned and independently-operated, adapting the framework of Holistic Management to a localized context as they train and support land managers to build capacity for regional regeneration. Each Hub is unique in its approach, working with a regional team of AP’s and EOV Verifiers/Monitors to support producers with training, land verification, market support, and more.

  3. Land to Market - Savory’s Land to Market program is designed to be the accelerator of Holistic Management adoption. As the world’s first outcome-based sourcing program, it connects brands, retailers, and consumers to supply coming from verified regenerating land––verified through our Ecological Outcome Verification protocol––and allows those products to be differentiated in the marketplace. By creating new marketplace opportunities, Land to Market drives demand for products with verified regenerative outcomes and eases the barrier of entry for producers.
Holistic Management Training Series
The Savory Hub in New Hampshire, Stonewall Farm, is offering 3 classes in their upcoming Holistic Management series, intended for farmers, landowners, field professionals, and educators wanting to become an Accredited Professional (AP) with the Savory Network.
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Regenerative Earth Summit
Over the course of two days, this Summit will dive into the underlying narrative that serves as the baseline for regenerative approaches and examine how to use this narrative with compelling storytelling to educate consumers and amplify authentic regenerative engagement.
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Transition Dead Ground into Living Pastures
Savory Hub, White Oak Pastures, is hosting a Foundations of Holistic Management course taught by accredited Savory Field Professional and Ecological Verification Master Verifier, Spencer Smith.
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