It has been immensely influential working with Dan, Nathan and Adam for our 70-acre property in Central Victoria over the past several months. They are an amazing team. Intuition helped us find the land and good fortune helped us find them. Their wisdom and passion for land and “place” has guided us with great clarity. It’s helped us be imaginative, but also stay grounded and be patient. Two things have been central to that: their emphasis on helping us to make decisions comprehensively and patiently, and the deep and generous know-how their trio brings to the collaboration. Working with Dan, Nathan and Adam from before we purchased the land, through the current holistic planning stage is the very best decision we could have made – and we’re looking forward to realising the land’s potential with them.

John Carruthers

Just wanted to shoot you a massive thank you for the most amazing workshop. It’s giving me focus and clarity and it’s done wonders for my relationship. An analogy that came to mind after the first session was that it felt like looking into your heart, putting its content on paper and then with a rational mind working out how to fulfil those dreams. Feeling motivated on the verge of bursting. Love it!

Martin Johansson

Dan Palmer, was candid, encouraging and focused; helping each person get clarity on where they were at and what they could do to simultaneously achieve their goals and be more aligned with their values

Amanda Woodhams

Going through the holistic management process was priceless for both personal life and a future business. Using that approach changes everything and gives me a lot of confidence going forward


The holistic management system is probably the most useful tool I have ever been given which I have used mostly for personal/ family blossoming and could use in so many more ways.

Amandine Monsaingeon

Hello VEGgies. This is a very big ‘thank you’ for the HM materials you offer on your website. They have amounted to a game changer for me: even though I’ve had an HGoal for 7 years, I still wasn’t fully ‘getting it.’ Thus, I kept dropping it,  returning to it, dropping it, and so on, knowing there was something more to it than I was aware, but unable to really use it. I wish I could put my finger on exactly what I was missing in my understanding, but your mindmap, and presentations around it, simply made it all click. I’m now working with my college-aged son; a local raw milk dairy; and a business cohort on their HGoals. It feels very empowering. Lastly, I’ve read every first and second source HM document I can get my hands on: yours is the best I’ve found so I’m hoping you’ll turn it into a workbook of some kind. All the best to you and yours, Hayes (Missouri, USA)

Hayes Batten

I just wanted to extend a huge thank you for the time you provided for us on Tuesday. It was a really helpful experience. Further to this a very personal thanks for all of your leadership and promotion of Holistic Management. I’ve found your writing on the topic to be an excellent distillation of Savory’s work. Keep it up!

Reuben Parker-Greer

I just wanted to reach out after reading your Three part blog on Holistic management and say that I think you’ve done an absolutely outstanding job at presenting this system as well as your adaptations of it which were crucial for me to grasp the concepts. I am so excited about this system and have started applying it in my life. It feels like what I have been trying to do unconsciously for years has just been presented to me in a simple step by step guide and for me it is an absolutely perfect fit. I just wanted to emphasise how much of a good job you have done in this peace of work with your choice of videos and articles. I had already come across holistic management and bought the book, but I never read it because somewhere I was resistant to someone telling me how to think. But the way you presented it broke down all resistance to the process and I am gladly welcoming it into my life. So thank you for your work and I wish you all the best!

Bryn Roberts-todd (France)

My wife and I have been running an edible landscaping & ecological design business – here for the past 6 years and have been following your work all the way along from design work to Permablitz network to the HM videos. We’ve been very inspired by your work, and especially the latest round of work on the Holistic Decision Anyways, one of our enabling actions is that “we acknowledge our mentors and express gratitude to those who help us grow”, so this email is to that end.

Hello gorgeous VEG team. I wanted to let you know that I have been using the incredible holistic management resources you put together and made available online. Thank you for making these fantastic resources available for other businesses to access. You are an amazing source of inspiration to us.

I write you first of all to congratulate for the marvellous work and the high quality of the information/inspiration you’ve been offering, Thanks! I’ve recently completed an online course with the Savory Institute, and I must say that going through your 3 exhaustive articles and related videos about HM was fundamental do develop a more complete understanding of the subject, as well as to dispel many doubts. Thanks for the great work

Massi Miliano