GUIDED & GUANRANTEED

WINTER 2018/2019 PROGRAM (ONLINE)

Prices in Canadian dollars. Course fee is per property unit.  Multiple attendees / landowners allowed per registration.

LIMITED SPOTS:

ONLY 20 PROPERTY UNITS

START DATE:

DECEMBER 11TH, 2018

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

DECEMBER 10TH, 2018

LOCATION:

ONLINE 

DETAILED SCHEDULE

DETAILED SCHEDULE

 

WEEK DATE TOPIC
Week #0 Pre-Course Work Intake Interviews and Introduction
Week #1 Tuesday, December 11, 6pm Mountain Time Visions, Values and Resources
Week #2 Tuesday, December 18, 6 pm Mountain Time Climate & Geography
Week #3 Tuesday, January 8, 6 pm Mountain Time Water & Access
Week #4 Tuesday, January 15th, Mountain Time Structures & Fencing
Week #5 Tuesday, January 22nd, Mountain Time Flora & Fauna
Week #6 Tuesday, January 29th, Mountain Time Business & Technology
Week #7 Tuesday, February 5th, Mountain Time Soil
Week #8 Tuesday, February 12th, Mountain Time Introduction to Design
Week #9 Tuesday, February 19th, Mountain Time Implementation & Monitoring
Week #10 Tuesday, February 26th, Mountain Time Final Design Presentations
Monthly Thereafter April  – June Adaptive Habitat Monthly Mastermind

WINTER 2019 PROGRAM (CALGARY)

Prices in Canadian dollars. Course fee is per property unit.  Multiple attendees / landowners allowed per registration.

LIMITED SPOTS:

ONLY 20 PROPERTY UNITS

START DATE:

FEBRUARY 8TH, 2019

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

JANUARY 30TH, 2019

LOCATION:

CALGARY, ALBERTA 

DETAILED SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE

DATE LOCATION
Pre-Course Online &/or phone: Intake Interviews and Introduction
Days 1, 2, & 3 Friday, February 8th – Sunday, February 10th Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 9 am – 5 pm each day. Exact classroom location TBA.
Days 4, 5 & 6 Friday February 22nd – Sunday, February 24 Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 9 am – 5 pm each day. Exact classroom location TBA.
Post Course  April – June, 2019  Online &/or phone: Adaptive Habitat Monthly Mastermind

Is The Guided & Guaranteed Program for You?

We’re not going to pretend we’re revealing hidden secrets here. Truth is, if you’re willing to view several thousands of hours of YouTube videos, and read a small library of books, you likely find all the information you’ll receive here.

But will you be able to create the context for it – and apply all the situational experience that a consultant takes years to amass? That’s another question…..

If you’re motivated and don’t need one-on-one support, guidance and accountability, our Self-Study Option is completely free and includes access to our tools, video resources, and one week of tips around the process as well as recommendations for you to take action, delivered via email.

Our guaranteed program, on the other hand, is a 10-week guided, day-by-day, interactive online curriculum (or 6-day in person course) that cuts through the noise to give you the tools and process you need and guarantees your results.

Yes, you read that right! If you show up, participate in the guaranteed program, do the work, and use the tools and resources we provide as instructed, your results are guaranteed.

We’re serious about investing our time and expertise to help you establish a lasting, resilient legacy on your land…and so we screen our applicants in the guided program. We speak personally with you by telephone to identify your goals, needs, and commitment, and then require a signed agreement to be sure that you’re serious, too.

So….if you’re looking to move past the obstacles that have been blocking you from creating your ecologically regenerative, financially sustainable, functionally resilient, and enjoyable property, and you’re willing to commit to doing the work, our Guided & Guaranteed Option is the program for you.

Graduates Share Land Design Stories…

Success Stories

Students share their Land Design success stories here...

  • This was the most impactful course I have ever taken!

    Ian Griebel
    Ian Griebel 2300 acre farm Castor, AB
  • It has been life changing to get all of our thoughts sorted out.

    Jenna & Brett
    Jenna & Brett 2000 acre ranch in Halkirk, AB
  • Now I have an approach to land design that feels productive instead of me spinning my wheels

    Brittany Liska
    Brittany Liska 160 acre homestead in Marriott, SK

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED & GUARANTEED PROGRAM?

Rob and Takota offer lively and information-packed, interactive 90-minute webinars weekly for 10 weeks (all calls are recorded for later playback). In between, you’ll work on assignments applying the lessons of the class to your property, and you’ll buddy up with an accountability partner for peer support throughout the course. But that’s just the beginning of all you’ll receive…

STEP 1

STEP 1: CLARIFY YOUR VISION, VALUES, AND RESOURCES

How do you create a masterwork? Simple – just chip away everything that doesn’t belong there.

Whether Michelangelo or Picasso or Andy Warhol said it, it applies just as much to land design as it does to sculpture.

So in this first step, we run a reality check on your wish list (for example, if you’d like a dam or pond, but don’t have the catchment to fill it, this is one possibility off the table!). By first creating your vision and value statements, then doing an inventory of the resources available on your property, you reduce the overwhelming number of design possibilities available to you. This step is about creating your personal infrastructure, the framework you will use throughout the rest of the course.

In addition to your three 90-minute interactive webinars where Rob and Takota introduce you to the Pro Version of their Adaptive Habitat Tool for Google Earth, you’ll also receive…

  • Templates and resources to create vision and value statements
  • Templates and resources to complete an inventory of all your resources
  • Weekly planner and weekly goal setting template
  • Weekly question templates for you and your accountability partner
  • Weekly online open facilitated work sessions
STEP 2

STEP 2 – DIAGNOSE YOUR PROPERTY FOR STRENGTHS, WEAKNESSES, OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS

So you’ve weeded out your impossible wishes and identified the assets and liabilities you know on your property. But that’s just the beginning…

Does your property sit in a floodplain, with rich alluvial soil – and potential for disaster? Are its rich forests or grasslands a tinderbox for wildfire during drought? Is the permafrost under your property melting? Does your community have land use restrictions that would scuttle your vision? These are things that you might not know – and might not even think to ask.

In this step’s single 90-minute webinar, Rob and Takota will teach you to map your property to identify its Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) in relation to your vision and values. You’ll also receive…

  • A typical mapping package based on 25 m contour data (or better), worth ~$500 (more precise data is available at your cost)
  • Advanced Mapping Packing: includes maps for your property’s solar radiation, water catchment, aspect, slope, vegetation, soil polygons and 3D models, worth ~$300
  • Biophysical and soil reports
  • Video and text resources
  • Exercises to help identify your property’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
  • Land Use Bylaw template
  • Weekly question templates for you and your accountability partner
STEP 3

STEP 3: DESIGN THE SYSTEMS TO SUPPORT YOUR VISION AND VALUES

You’ve identified your values and goals, and assessed the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats on your property…now it’s time to run another reality check: how do your values and goals, and your property’s assets and liabilities, all compare to your actual lifestyle today?

For example, do you envision life as an agro-preneur, and think, “Ah, wouldn’t it be wonderful!”…..as you spend your days away at work and tend your land ferociously on the weekends? Or perhaps you dream of free time to spend with your family on a low-maintenance, high-production farm… but your homestead now requires three people working a full day just to manage daily chores, tending multiple species of livestock that are all consuming pricey store-bought fodder.

Believe us, we understand! We all dream of the life we want…and if your current lifestyle and systems are far removed from the lifestyle of your dreams, you need to evaluate what needs to change, and how you want to change it.

In this step’s three 90-minute webinars, Rob and Takota will provide you with the templates, tools, and other resources to help you identify and re-vision the behaviours and systems you will need to adopt, adapt, or eliminate to achieve your goals. You will receive….

  • Weekly question templates for you and your accountability partner
  • 1 hour private video call with Rob and Takota to review your design
STEP 4

STEP 4: IMPLEMENT YOUR VISION WITH APPROPRIATE TOOLS, RESOURCES, AND SUPPORT.

We like to quote the old Japanese saying: Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

Now that you’ve clarified your goals, values, and vision, diagnosed your property’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, and designed the systems to achieve your vision, it’s time to work on the other half of this process: implementing your plan in physical form.
Each of the preceding steps has chipped away at the overwhelming range of options you saw at the outset, and now, with your design in hand, you are ready to start putting it into action.

One correction: when we say “you,” read “you and your support team!” Too often, we’ve seen DIY-minded landowners abandon their projects due to overwhelm, or simply fizzle out, thinking that they need to do it all themselves, from laying out the contours and digging swales, to building the greenhouse, to grading and paving the drive…the whole shebang, on their own.

That doesn’t happen here! We guarantee that if you show up for the program and do the work, you will end up with a great plan. If you need help implementing your plan, we will offer additional support on an hourly basis via phone or Zoom, or onsite (a value of $8,000 to $40,000). And we will open our entire professional network to you – from (agronomists) to (zoologists), to ensure you have the help you need. The value here? Incalculable!

You will also receive…

  • Three 1.5 hour webinars with Q&A over three weeks + recordings (value of $300)
  • Weekly question templates for you and your accountability partner
STEP 5

STEP 5: MANAGE & MONITOR HOLISTICALLY TO ACHIEVE YOUR VISION AND VALUES

So when the design and implementation phases are complete, your work is done, right? Not so!

We’ve seen it too many times – how clients have a general idea of their perfect property, but no clear plan for how they want it to function when all the pieces are in place and operating over the long haul. The result? They don’t incorporate maintenance as a factor in their implementation, and wind up continually working against nature, forcing their property to do things that it was not designed to do….as you might say, leaving the rat race of the city only to jump into the rat race of the farm. It’s a recipe for drudgery, frustration, exhaustion, and in the end, poor or nonexistent profits for all the work expended.

How do you avoid this? Look closely at what the land is capable of, and work within those parameters. In other words, diagnose and project your desired level of hands-on involvement as a part of your planning, starting with Step One. This ensures you use your time and energy, as well as the resources of your property, to yield the greatest profit most efficiently.

If you’re feeling dismay at this prospect – no worries! Rob and Takota have you covered here also, with ongoing support…

  • Three 1.5 hour webinars with Q&A over three weeks + recordings (value $300)
  • A 50% discounted rate for Takota or Rob’s 1 on 1 phone/video consultation (the discounted rate is $100/hour)
  • Smartphone app resources for real time spatial, photo, and data capture
  • Digital and analogue data management systems
  • Visual Soil Assessment Template (value of $50)

Post-program, you’ll be given a three-month membership to the Adaptive Habitat Monthly Mastermind program (value of $200)

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