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HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL'S NOVEMBER 1-4, 2007 INTERNATIONAL GATHERING IN ALBUQUERQUE FEATURES KEYNOTERS JOEL SALATIN, TEMPLE GRANDIN, THOM HARTMANN AND ALLAN SAVORY


ALBUQUERQUE, NM, September 20, 2007 --/WORLD-WIRE/--What do grass farmer Joel Salatin, animal and autism expert Temple Grandin, Air America broadcaster Thom Hartmann and Holistic Management expert Alan Savory have in common? All four of them will give keynote addresses during Holistic Management International (HMI)'s international gathering, "From The Ground Up: Practical Solutions to Complex Problems," from Thursday, November 1 through Sunday, November 4, 2007 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

HMI, an Albuquerque-based international non-profit founded in 1984, works with stewards of large land holdings (farmers, ranchers, government agencies and other non-profits) to restore their lands to health and profitability. Currently, 30 million acres of land worldwide are under Holistic Management.

Along with the keynote addresses, "From The Ground Upů" will provide information and education from international experts about combating global warming; soil health and desertification; sustainable farming and grazing, and animal behavior through round-table discussions, educational workshops, a certified HMI educator track, and a children's program.

The keynotes are scheduled as follows:

  • Friday, November 2: Joel Salatin, owner of PolyFace Farm in Virginia, one of America's premier grass farmers, and featured prominently in Michael Pollan's best-selling book, The Omnivore's Dilemma, will speak on "Building a Local Food System That Works."

  • Saturday, November 3: Temple Grandin, the best-selling author of Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior and an international speaker on both autism and animal behavior, will deliver an address titled "If You Eat, You Are a Change Agent."

  • Saturday, November 3: Thom Hartmann will discuss "Human Relationship to the Environment." The celebrated broadcaster, author, psychotherapist and commentator has written widely on environmental, political and social justice issues, including the book, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: The Fate of the World and What We Can Do.

  • Saturday, November 3: Allan Savory, founder of HMI, provides the closing address, "Healing the Land," at Saturday's closing reception and leads a "Walk Around the Bosque" on Sunday, November 4.
For more information, a complete schedule of events and to register, call HMI at (505) 842-5252 or visit www.holisticmanagement.org.

CONTACT:
Peter Holter, HMI
(505) 842-5252