May, 2024 Ecological Outcome Verification Monitoring Course
May 7th - May 11th, 2024. Central Virginia
Join us for the unique, 5-day training at the beautiful Timshel Wildland (the Mid-Atlantic's pioneering Rewilding landscape) in Central Virginia on monitoring ecological outcomes as part of the EOV platform through the Savory Institute. Details below.
May 7th - 11th, 2024 in Central Virginia
Become an Ecological Outcome Verification Monitor! (or just learn!)
Only 5 tickets left!
THIS COURSE IS FULFILLS THE ACCREDITATION REQUIREMENTS FOR BECOMING AN EOV MONITOR.
Regeneration is relationship, but to have relationship we must also have language.
While we, modern humans are far from embracing complete reciprocity with our vegetative, two and four legged cousins, learning the language of rewilding and regeneration, ecological evolution, and plant identification is a wonderful and NEEDED first step.
This course, while constructed around the Savory Institute's Ecological Outcome Verification (EOV) framework, will equip all of its attendees with this language: from days in fields and forests learning plant identification to days on our knees eating and smelling soil. There is also substantive classroom time where we will study the soil food web, EOV protocol, and more!
Join us for the unique, 5-day training at the beautiful Timshel Wildland (the Mid-Atlantic's pioneering Rewilding landscape) in Central Virginia on monitoring ecological outcomes as part of the EOV platform through the Savory Institute and become an accredited monitor.
Tickets are limited to maintain both the intimacy and spirit of this course alongside the hands-on component!
Along with the educational portion of this course, all students will assist in the ACTUAL EOV Monitoring of Timshel's landbase, giving you ACTUAL experience and ACTUAL takehomes that will help you either develop a career around EOV or utilize this ACTUAL knowledge in monitoring your own lands, community or personal.
Learn by learning and learn by doing!
Past EOV Courses
What we will learn in this course
Introduction to EOV and Holistic Management
Learn the foundations of the Ecosystem Processes (Water Cycle, Mineral Cycle, Community Dynamics, Energy Flow) along how these foundations apply to monitoring via EOV protocol.
Species ID and Ecosystem Analysis
We will spend an entire day learning how to identify and monitor rich diversities of meadow grasses, forbs, legumes, shrubs, trees and more!
This is the art of monitoring. We will walk with the vegetative world--understanding how grasses grow, how to identify species both vegetative and woody, and how we must monitor these systems differently.
Learn about mapping solutions and strata definition and identification.
Before field monitoring, the plan must be created. This course will dive deeply into the art and science of EOV plan creation.
Short Term Monitoring
Learn via in classroom discussions and extended field work how to complete Short Term Monitoring. That is, the leading and yearly indicators of ecosystem development.
Long Term Monitoring
Learn in the classroom and the field how to complete Long Term Monitoring. That is, the lagging and twice decade indicators of ecosystem development: soil testing, water infiltration measurement, soil profiles, and more!
We will start first thing the morning of May 7th. If you are staying on site, please plan to arrive the night prior so that we can get you settled in, meet one another and prepare for the start of the course!
If you are staying elsewhere, please arrive by 7:45am May 7th.
Yes! Our team will provide all lunches and dinners during the 5-day intensive. You are responsible for breakfasts each morning and any snacks to get you through your days. We will provide minimal snacks and fruits in the education center.
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For this intimate, completely hands-on, and small-sized course, 1 ticket including all lunches and dinners provided for is: $1,500. Lodging is optional and additionally charged.
All experience levels are welcome! This course does not require or even recommend previous experience and is so constructed to provide everything you need to learn the skills and art of Ecological Outcome Verification. If you have have learned Holistic Management in the past and/or are an Accredited Professional of the Savory Institute, that will help your understanding of the subject, but it is in no way required!
Meet Your Teacher
A renowned storyteller, educator, rewilding pioneer, and author of award-winning books Wild Like Flowers and Dark Cloud Country, Daniel’s work focuses on regenerating relationship—that is, relearning what it means to be human.
He is the co-founder of Timshel Wildland, a pioneering rewilding and relational conservation project that is leading the modern convergence of ecological restoration and wildly autonomous living yet harvestable systems, and is the founder and lead educator of the Robinia Institute.
Allan Savory called Daniel the “poet laureate of Holistic Management."