Open Gate: Circle Ranch Day

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Open Gate: Circle Ranch Day

By Holistic Management International

When and where

Date and time

Friday, August 26, 2016 · 9am - 4:30pm CDT


Circle Ranch Van Horn, TX


Helping Water Flow Where it Needs to Go

Our Circle Ranch Day is part of HMI’s Open Gate Learning Series. Open Gates are peer-to-peer action-based learning days with short presentations and small group exercises geared for participants to share discoveries and management techniques with guidance from experienced facilitators and producers.

Whether you are an agricultural producer, land steward, local agency representative, or just interested in how to produce healthy land, animals, and food, this is a day for you.

Come and be a part of this on-the-ground learning day, enjoy nutritious, fresh food and help strengthen local foodsheds. Because we all have a stake in the way our food is grown.

What to Expect

At the Open Gate: Circle Ranch Day, you will...

  • See what fellow land managers are doing to regenerate land health and wildlife habitat at the beautiful Circle Ranch in theChihuahuan high-desert grasslands of far-West Texas.
  • Learn how to use a Plug N’ Spread Treatment to control the gullies responsible for draining and drying rangelands
  • Learn about the Yeoman’s Plow and how Keyline subsoiling works for water infiltration and enhances the Plug N’ Spread technique
  • Practice monitoring the land for effective water cycle, forage production and soil health
  • Discuss practical strategies to improve water use, wildlife habitat and healthy grasslands
  • Enjoy the hospitality of the Gill family at a delicious lunch
  • Hear how Holistic Management has helped the Gill Family and Circle Ranch to restore healthy grasslands in the desert and enjoy the benefits of regenerative agriculture.


August 26, 2016




Introductions & Orientation – P. Cole


Holistic Management on Circle Ranch – C. Gill


Plug N’ Spread Treatment – B. Zeedyk




Field Work – Creating a plug n’ spread


Rangeland Monitoring Exercise – P. Cole
with and without Keyline treatment


Q&A & Evaluations



For more information please visit our website.

Lunch is included with your ticket; gluten-free and vegetarian options available.
This is a rain or shine event and we will be spending much of our time out on the land. Please bring appropriate clothing, closed-toe footwear, and your own water bottle.


Sorry, registration fees are non-refundable due to the costs incurred by HMI.


By registering for this event, you hereby consent and agree that HMI has the right to take photographs, videotape, or digital recordings of you and to use these in any and all media, now or hereafter known, for HMI outreach and further consent that your name and identity may be revealed therein or by descriptive text or commentary.

About the organizer

Our mission is to envision and realize healthy, resilient lands and thriving communities by serving people in the practice of Holistic Decision Making & Management.  

Our vision is a world where lands and communities flourish through the practice of Holistic Management, an internationally recognized regenerative agricultural practice.


Holistic Management:


  • Helps family farmers/ranchers/pastoralists become more prosperous
  • Helps strengthen local economies
  • Improves local food quality
  • Heals the environment 
  • Improves wildlife habitats
  • Fosters community ties and preserves local culture


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