Darren Doherty presents the Regrarian Platform.
This is Darren’s introductory presentation that he gave at Grant Schultz’s Versaland in October 2014.
The presentation lays out the ten key components of the Regarian platform – climate, geography, water, access, forestry, buildings, fences, soils, marketing, and energy.
This episode focuses on the introduction, geography, and climate.
This episode is the part of a four part series:
- Part 1 – Introduction, Geography, Climate (b032)
- Part 2 – Water, Access, Forestry (b033)
- Part 3 – Buildings, Fences (b034)
- Part 4 – Soils, Marketing, Energy (b035)
The workshop was open source, so thanks to Darren for allowing me to share this with you all.
Darren will be speaking at PV3 in San Diego this March.
He will be giving three, 3 hour talks on broadacre farm design.
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The Regrarian Open Consultancy with Darren Doherty – Parts 1-6 [October 2013]
Part 1: Darren Doherty Introduces the Regrarian Platform
Part 2: The Holistic Goal. The Regrarian Open Consultancy with Darren Doherty
Part 3: Designing the Farm and Tree Systems, The Regrarian Open Consultancy with Darren Doherty
Part 4: Getting the Mineral and Water Cycle Back In Order, The Regrarian Open Consultancy with Darren Doherty
Part 5: Darren’s Farm and Broadacre – The Regrarian Open Consultancy with Darren Doherty
Part 6: Holistic Grazing Plans, Energy and Marketing – The Regrarian Open Consultancy with Darren Doherty
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The Regrarian Platform:
Concerns the various climates of an enterprise, be they Human or Biospheric. Effectively these climates create ‘the rules of the game’ in the application of the Regen10.
The ‘board game’ in the Regen10. The Geography of a place implies it place in the region along with the physical elements with which it interacts and includes topography, demography & geology.
The water an enterprise has available to it is relatively fixed. We should be concerned with how we make the best use of what’s available and use the Climate & Geography (& capital) as best we can in order to maximize the use of this critical resource.
Roads, Tracks & Lanes are very permanent features in landscapes. Their placement defines our movement and should integrate the all of the elements we use these connective pathways with.
Perennial woody plant systems are vital, productive and overarching elements in any landscape. Their assemblies can be complex in their outcomes & their placement is critical to support & provide for other systems.
An array of structures on any holding are necessary to make the artificial sedentary production systems that humans call agriculture possible. Placement and design should follow that of other elements especially Climate, Geography, Water & Access.
How we subdivide our landscapes should follow the lines of other more permanent elements. We should concentrate our efforts on using the most flexible of fencing infrastructure in order to accommodate the changing opportunities and yields that occur in the landscape.
Easily destroyed and fortunately easily created, soils are the foundation to the economy of life. Management is the critical to the development & maintenance of soils. The soil’s protection is enhanced by considering other elements, particularly Water, Forestry & Fences.
The analysis of the market & access to it has never been easier. The difficulty remains in the terms of trade, particularly with regards compliance, though slowly the tide is turning as humans are incredibly enterprising, adaptable & difficult to quell.
Nothing is as fleeting as a photon of light and the primary role of humanity must be to enhance photosynthesis at every opportunity & encourage its positive side-effects, with nearly all energy system that humans access originating from the sun.
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