Landscape and Farm Planning Course with Darren Doherty

Saturday, September 6, 2014 to Sunday, September 7, 2014
Time: 9am - 5pm
Event Type: 
Adult Program
Location: Shelburne, VT
Fee: $285 (Limited scholarships available. Please contact [email protected]).

The Regrarians Open Consultancy (RAC) is a dynamic 2-day program designed to involve participants directly in the delivery of an integrated farm planning and development consultancy led by Darren J Doherty, one of the world's most renowned and  experienced farm planners.The RAC is a professional Development program for primary producers and land managers who are responsible for managing enterprise planning and/or property development and implementation. Participants should leave the RAC experience with a keen understanding of the step-by-step Regrarian process of farm planning and development.

Regrarian, a portmanteau of ‘Re generative Agrarian’, is a term first coined by Regrarian Darren J. Doherty in 2013 to describe those who are actively undertaking the serious and timely process of regenerating, restoring, rehabilitating, rehabitating, rekindling & rebooting production landscapes across this planet. Regrarianism as a philosophy and methodology per se is ultimately an expansionist and self-determined reflection of Regrarians’ Charter: Our primary responsibility is to the regenerative enhancement of the biosphere's ecosystem processes. Our secondary responsibility is to provide the potential for people to be informed about the regenerative economy, whether it involves their work in agriculture, land management, corporate life, domestic services, manufacturing or other activities that are within the reasonable domain of humans.

Darren J. Doherty has extensive experience across the world in project design, development, management and training. A career-long focus on the profitable and regenerative retrofit of broadacre landscapes has seen Darren acclaimed as a pioneer in this important and often overlooked field. Darren is a 5th generation Bendigo farmer, developer, author and trainer and has been involved in the design & development of nearly 2000, mostly broadacre projects across 5 continents in close to 50 countries, ranging from 1 million hectare cattle stations in Australia’s Kimberly region to 110,000 acre Estancia’s in Patagonia, EcoVillage developments in Tasmania to Public: Private R&D Agroforestry & Education Projects in Viet Nam, Novel AG Machinery development + Family Farms across the globe with a range of private, corporate, government & non-profit clients.

In partnership with Vermont Edible Landscapes, LLC, a land planning business focused on the development of agroecosystems. It works with clients to design, install and establish ecologically regenerative landscapes, approaching land management through an agrarian lens utilizing a variety of drivers of biological disciplines. Services include: Site Evaluation, Planning and Development.

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This program is currently sold out.  Questions?  Please contact Meghan Giroux at [email protected]m or (802) 578-0829.


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