Roots of Resilience

Holistic Planned Grazing Workshop—Bellingham, WA

Build Wealth with Planned Grazing

Photo of cattle standing in lush grass. The red one is facing the camera. The black and white one has its head down in the grass. The grass is taller than the cattle's legs.

The right animals in the right place at the right time for the right reason.

Two-Day Bellingham Planned Grazing Workshop Shows You How

Breeding, birthing, water (too much or not enough), forage quantity and quality, recovery time, wildlife concerns, hunting season, family vacation. How do you plan for it all as you try to manage the day-to-day issues of ranching or farming?

In this intensive two-day workshop, you’ll learn how to create your own Holistic Grazing Plan. You’ll learn how to use your grazing plan to tame the complexity of your unique land, business, and personal life. Your grazing plan will better equip you to plan for, manage, and increase your biological capital to build wealth for a sustained business and livelihood.

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Workshop Dates and Location

Dates: To be determined
Location: Matheson Farm, 228 East Smith Road, Bellingham, WA  98226, 1/4 mile east of Guide Meridian on East Smith Road, north side of the road

What does the workshop cover?

Holistic Planned Grazing—Creating, Implementing, and Monitoring Your Holistic Grazing Plan

  • How to develop a grazing plan that puts the animals in the right place at right time for the right reason.
  • How to pre-plan for drought or other crisis.
  • How to improve forage production, biodiversity, and soil health.
  • How to capture as much free solar energy as possible and put it to work for you.
  • How to manage your land to capture the maximum rainfall.
  • How to use a planning system that allows you to manage all the variables you deal with on a yearly basis (breeding, birthing, water issues, hunting seasons, etc.,)
  • How to enhance your triple bottom-line (People, Profit and Planet).
  • How to proactively to address regulatory concerns and  livestock, land, conservation, and social needs.
  • How to read your land to review brittleness, ecosystem processes, the tools you can use, and their probable results on your land
  • How to operate, monitor, and control your Holistic Grazing Plan

Your Workshop Leader

Sandra Matheson, DVM—Owner of Matheson Farm

Sandra  is a life-long farmer, educator, filmmaker, author, speaker, and retired veterinarian. She runs a cow/calf operation and grass fed beef and yak business. Sandra participated in the five-year Washington State University IFS Holistic Management Project. She completed intensive two-year training to become a Certified Educator and Accredited Consultant/Field Professional in Holistic Management.

Register Now for the Bellingham Planned Grazing Workshop

Hurry! Space for this workshop is limited and early-bird prices end May 12. Bring your whole team and get our special group rates.

Registration Fees

Early Registration
Regular early registration price—$227
Student (high school or college) early registration price—$127
Additional person from the same family, ranch, or organization early registration price$127

Regular Registration, after TBD
Regular registration price—$247
Student (high school or college) registration price—$147
Additional participants from the same family, ranch, or organization—$147

What’s included: Registration fee includes all materials needed for the workshop.

What to bring: The workshop will take place rain or shine, so please dress for the weather.

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Cancellation/Refund Policy

If you register and can not attend, you may send a substitute. Please let us know if you are sending a substitute. You may cancel two weeks before the scheduled workshop and receive a refund of the amount you paid, less a processing fee of $25. If you need to cancel after that, we can refund 50% of your registration fee or you may send a substitute. No refunds if you cancel less than 5 days before the workshop, but you may send a substitute.

Thank You to our 2017 Sponsor

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