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Planner — $USD95 / month

Subscriptions are open-ended, but the minimum membership length is 12 consecutive months. Refunds are not accepted.

Includes:

  • Regrarians Workplace — Access to the Regrarians® Workplace — our exclusive regenerative agriculture forum and content/project management platform – valued at USD$100/year
  • Regrarians Library — Full Access to the Regrarians Platform® Resources, an extraordinary catalog of support materials for any Regrarian – valued at USD$100/year
  • Regrarians Onsite Programs Discount — 10% discount off any Regrarians Onsite Programs

Extras compared to Discovery:

  • Regrarians eHandbook — Full Access to the available chapters of the Regrarians eHandbook – valued at USD$100
  • Darren J. Doherty Mentoring Hour — A 1 off hour consultation call with Regrarians’ Darren J. Doherty – valued at USD$150/hr
  • Regrarians Land Planning Consultation Discount — 10% discount off any Regrarians Farm Planning Consultation Services – does not include flights and travel costs, travel insurance, accommodation, or per diem charges.
  • 10 Week REX Online Archive — Full Access to the 10 week REX Online Farm Planning Program Archives — the original REX online program delivered from June:Sept 2017 & Nov 2017:Feb2018 – valued at USD$500
  • 13 & 14 Week REX Archive — Full Access to 13 & 14 week REX Online Farm Planning Program Archives – valued at $650. Includes all recorded webinars & discussion pages

Extras compared to Foundation:

  • Regrarians Online (RON) Repository — Full Access to Regrarians ONline (‘RON’) Live & Recorded Instructional Sessions. Valued at USD$800
  • 14 Week REX Planning Program — Full Access to any new 14 week REX Online Farm Planning Programs — the world’s leading online farm planning program. We run a minimum of 2 REX Online programs per year – and you can do both. Valued at USD$1140
  • Precision Farm Mapping — 1 x free Precision farm map of your project. Fly your project using an applicable UAV and we set up your flight plan (<3000 images), process and prepare your high-resolution aerial photo, 3D model, contour map, and other outputs. One set of Ground Control Points (GCP) includedValued at $USD170.
  • Online Training
    • QGIS for Mapping and Design — Access to our extensive and systematic in-depth coverage of QGIS featuring hundreds of pre-recorded edited videos. Technical support included. Valued at $USD650+.
    • QGIS for Forestry and Cultivation — Pre-recorded training outlining in painstaking detail our own workflow for designing forestry and cultivation layouts for precision implementation using QGIS. Technical support included. Valued at $USD400+. 
    • Google Earth Pro for Mapping and Concept Design — Pre-recorded full coverage of Google Earth Pro and how we use it in our professional practice. Technical support included. Valued at $USD150+. 
    • Earthworks Grading Program — Pre-recorded training on CAD grading of all of the most commonly used earthworks. Value $USD900+. This program is still in development and is expected to be released around August 2023.

Price: $USD95/ month or $USD1140 per year

Value: $USD5500+


The Most Affordable & Comprehensive Online Farm Planning Package

Since our first online REX® program in 2017, over 1500 people from all over the world have used this unique package to support them to improve their lives, their businesses and their land management. 

“…the community of like-minded people that has been created during the REX® has made it truly special and we’re hopeful will lead to many long-term friendships as we all journey towards a common goal of regenerative enterprise…” ~ Lisa & Peter Kalokerinos, Bankers turned Farmers, Kapsali Farm, NSW, AU

The REX is only available to Regrarians Planner Members, meaning that the cost (USD$95/month) of the program is spread out over a whole year while providing the following range of benefits:

Hosted within the highly integrated and intuitive Regrarians Workplace, your participation in the REX is supported by 1000’s of Regrarians alumni and professional associates who are members of this diverse digital platform. 

“…If the PDC is elementary school, then the REX® is a college degree. Aside from education and mentorship, you also get access to a network of people all over the globe who work with very different contexts toward a common purpose. The Regrarians Platform® and Regrarians Workplace are a treasure, and the most important and most valuable social network focused on regenerative agricultures on the planet…” ~ Neal Spackman, Regenerative Resources Co., USA


REX ONLINE COURSE AGENDA


CURRENT PROGRAM STARTED IN MAY 2022 — the 9th REX® Online Farm Planning Program — YOU CAN STILL JOIN IN!

There are two live sessions each week: Live 1 and Q&A. The dates that appear below are for the different time international time zones — e.g.. MAY 30/31 means that the Live 1 session of that week would be on Monday the 30th of May 2022 in Africa/Eurasia/Americas and on Tuesday the 31st of May 2022 on the other side of the International Date Line in places such as Asia/Oceania. We recommend using TimeAndDate.com to check your local starting times against 0700 (AM), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia time (AEST/AEDT, GMT+10/GMT+11):

  • Live 1 – Monday/Tuesdays – Week 1 starts, 30/31 of MAY 2022 at 0700 (AM), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia time (AEST, GMT+10)
  • Q&A #1 – Tuesdays/Wednesdays – Week 1 starts, 1 of JUNE 2022 at 1700 (PM), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia time (AEST, GMT+10)
  • Q&A #2 – Thursdays/Fridays – Week 1 starts, 2/3 of JUNE 2022 at 0700 (AM), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia time (AEST, GMT+10)

If you do miss any of these sessions then don’t worry as we record each and every webinar and make them available on YouTube and as a podcast an hour or so after the live session has been completed. We have done this for the 7 previous online REX programs and so you have access to over 650 hours of recordings — both as YouTubes and podcasts!


THE REX PROGRAM WEEK BY WEEK


WEEK 1 – REX® ORIENTATION & USING THE REGRARIANS PLATFORM®
FARM PLANNING PROCESS

  • MAY 30/31 2022 – 1.1 – WEBINAR
  • JUN 1 2022 – 1.2 – AFRICA/EURASIA Q&A
  • JUN 2/3 2022 – 1.3 – Q&A

Since it was incepted in 2012 the Regrarians Platform® (‘RP’) has provided people around the world with a planning process that is holistic, inclusive and thorough. Its 10 layers are adapted from the 8 factor ’Keyline® Scale of Permanence’ that the renowned P.A. Yeomans outlined in 1958 and forms the basis to all of Regrarians Ltd. trainings, farm planning consultancies and media outreach.

A RP farm plan is not just a design on a map — its a detailed and holistic process that brings together the contexts of an individual, their family, their team and their community with that of the climate and the landscape and region they’re operating in.

1•CLIMATE LAYER – Holistic decision making, anthropological context (culture, regulations, risk), and biospheric climate (weather patterns, temperature, precipitation, wind etc.)


WEEK 2 – HOLISTIC CONTEXT FOR FARM PLANNING

  • JUN 6/7 2022 – 2.1 – WEBINAR
  • JUN 8 2022 – 2.2 – AFRICA/EURASIA Q&A
  • JUN 9/10 2022 – 2.3 – Q&A

“…If you’re not designing your life then someone else is…”

Javan K. Bernakevitch

Striking words from Javan, words that hit the chord of how important it is to establish what Regrarians’ founder, Darren J. Doherty, calls the ‘climate of mind’. The Holistic Context is a potent framework for refining what is truly important in you, your family’s and your teams lives and how that is expressed in the enterprises you work on and the landscapes and communities you work in.

A RP farm plan is not just a design on a map — its a detailed and holistic process that brings together the contexts of an individual, their family, their team and their community with that of the climate and the landscape and region they’re operating in.

1•CLIMATE LAYER – Holistic decision making, anthropological context (culture, regulations, risk), and biospheric climate (weather patterns, temperature, precipitation, wind etc.)


WEEK 3 – HOLISTIC CONTEXT DEVELOPMENT

  • JUN 13/14 2022 – 3.1 – WEBINAR
  • JUN 15 2022 – 3.2 – AFRICA/EURASIA Q&A
  • JUN 16/17 2022 – 3.3 – Q&A

The development of a Holistic Context is a critical part of the pathway to creating an achievable farm plan. Within the Regrarians Platform it becomes the benchmark against which all land management and enterprise decisions are made. Develop the understanding about what you really stand for, what makes you and your family (and team) happy, how you can work most productively and how you can build a foundation of landscape, enterprise and community wealth.

1•CLIMATE – Holistic decision making, anthropological context (culture, regulations, risk), and biospheric climate (weather patterns, temperature, precipitation, wind etc.)


WEEK 4 – FARM MAP DEVELOPMENT

  • JUN 20/21 2022 – 4.1 – WEBINAR
  • JUN 22 2022 – 4.2 – AFRICA/EURASIA Q&A
  • JUN 23/24 2022 – 4.3 – Q&A

The advent of the free Google Earth Pro software has been a boon for land managers the world over — its become a ‘universal translator’ of sorts between all manner of more sophisticated and expensive software and has democratised the power or geography. Learning how to use it effectively and understanding its limits are important steps in building a farm plan. Its also important to set up your Google Earth folders from the start and Regrarians Platform layers are the natural order of these folders.

2•GEOGRAPHY LAYER – Landform/Keyline® geography/geometry, demography, geology, landscape capability, mapping (topographical, aerial, surveying)


WEEK 5 – THE KEYLINE® PLAN

  • JUN 27/28 2022 – 5.1 – WEBINAR
  • JUN 29 2022 – 5.2 – AFRICA/EURASIA Q&A
  • JUN 30/JUL 1 2022 – 5.3 – Q&A

A primary step in the Regrarians approach to farm planning is to use Keyline® Geographic Analysis to understanding the principal landscape elements. Once established these elements inform the placement of most of the design features that make up the Development layers of the Regrarians Platform. Using the Keyline Geographic Analysis is at once liberating and powerful as the landscape ‘speaks to you’ (P.A. Yeomans), ‘telling’ you where to put different elements such as water, road, tree, building and fencing systems.

2•GEOGRAPHY – Landform/Keyline® geography/geometry, demography, geology, landscape capability, mapping (topographical, aerial, surveying)


WEEK 6 – 2•GEOGRAPHY – SITE ANALYSIS

  • JUL 4/5 2022 – 6.1 – WEBINAR
  • JUL 6 2022 – 6.2 – AFRICA/EURASIA Q&A
  • JUL 7/8 2022 – 6.3 – Q&A

Understanding the ecosystem processes of your landscape and how these interact with the built elements are critical to building an effective farm plan. Using your farm map as a base and applying some simple and yet effective site analysis techniques will help you now and into the future as monitoring landscape function is a key component of holistic land management. We’ll introduce you to the brilliant ‘Bullseye!’ monitoring methodology that our original Holistic Management® Certified Educator (HMCE) Kirk Gadzia co-authored. Also to the great work of another experienced HMCE and Regrarians Ltd. associate/mentor in Graeme Hand, which will help you understand landscape function better.

2•GEOGRAPHY LAYER – Landform/Keyline® geography/geometry, demography, geology, landscape capability, mapping (topographical, aerial, surveying)


WEEK 7 – 3•WATER LAYER

  • JUL 11/12 2022 – 7.1 – WEBINAR
  • JUL 13 2022– 7.2 – AFRICA/EURASIA Q&A
  • JUL 14/15 2022 – 7.3 – Q&A

“…Water is the principle planning medium. Water comes before roads and fences and everything. If you get the water right, you get the roads right and you plant the trees in the right place, and no-one does that…”

– P.A. Yeomans, 1979, ‘Nationwide’, ABC TV (AU)

The development of the water layer starts with understanding what sources of water are available, their quality and quantity. Also taking stock of existing water storage, distribution, treatment and delivery infrastructure, while strategising and then planning any expansion or further development to provide for future needs. 

3•WATER LAYER – Rehydration of the land for humans, their enterprises and the ecosystem (harvesting, storage, reticulation, effluent treatment)


WEEK 8 – 4•ACCESS LAYER

  • JUL 18/19 2022 – 8.1 – WEBINAR
  • JUL 20 2022 – 8.2 – AFRICA/EURASIA Q&A
  • JUL 21/22 2022 – 8.3 – Q&A

Most people have trouble getting the Access layer right, whether on the largest or smallest scale. We define these arteries of movement and their engineering with the assistance of integrated analysis and planning of the 2•Geography, 3•Water, 5•Forestry, 6•Buildings, 7•Fencing and 10•Energy layers. 

4•ACCESS LAYER – Access for people, vehicles (paths, tracks, roads) and utilities (electricity, telephony, services)


WEEK 9 – 5•FORESTRY LAYER

  • JUL 25/26 2022 – 9.1 – WEBINAR
  • JUL 27 2022 – 9.2 – AFRICA/EURASIA Q&A
  • JUL 28/29 2022 – 9.3 – Q&A

Forestry systems vary greatly—a myriad of natural and created forms. Nearly all economic landscapes are part of forest complexes and in the Regrarians Platform, the integration of all forms of biota, particularly those of which have an enterprise based upon them. 

5•FORESTRY LAYER – The overall agroecology (flora, fauna, fungi, algae, bacteria and other biota) including livestock, crops and forestry and the integration of these elements.


WEEK 10 – 6•BUILDINGS LAYER

  • AUG 1/2 2022 – 10.1 – WEBINAR
  • AUG 3 2022 – 10.2 – AFRICA/EURASIA Q&A
  • AUG 4/5 2022 – 10.3 – Q&A

Buildings are often expensive pieces of infrastructure that require detailed planning and engineering, along with high levels of consideration as to their end uses. In the Regrarians Platform®, the integrated placement of these structures is very much determined by the five layers above it.

6•BUILDINGS LAYER – The design, placement and construction of living spaces, agricultural buildings and portable infrastructure


WEEK 11 – 7•FENCING LAYER

  • AUG 8/9 2022 – 11.1 – WEBINAR
  • AUG 10 2022 – 11.2 – AFRICA/EURASIA Q&A
  • AUG 11/12 2022 – 11.3 – Q&A

The placement of Fencing as relatively fixed infrastructure is a hallmark of our domestication of many species, particularly livestock (and humans!). Traditional systems are expensive to build and apply. The advent of electric fencing revolutionised our ability to manage landscapes, allowing us to follow topographic patterns and natural animal behaviours.

7•FENCING LAYER – The design, placement and construction of fences (perimeter, yards, laneways, subdivision, temporary, electric, living & shepherdry)


WEEK 12 – 8•SOILS LAYER

  • AUG 15/16 2022 – 12.1 – WEBINAR
  • AUG 17 2022 – 12.2 – AFRICA/EURASIA Q&A
  • AUG 18/19, 2022 – 12.3 – Q&A

Soils are the foundation of life and therefore an important focus; we need to take care of the whole to support its foundation. Regrarians’ focus on determining the most cost-effective treatments to regenerate soil from the many that exist.

8•SOILS LAYER – Everything to do with soils – types, tests (geotechnic/agronomic) and the most cost effective treatments with which to regenerate soils


WEEK 13 – 9•ECONOMY LAYER

  • AUG 22/23 2022 – 13.1 – WEBINAR
  • AUG 24 2022 – 13.2 – AFRICA/EURASIA Q&A
  • AUG 25/26 2022 – 13.3 – Q&A

The economy layer is driven by our analysis of the previous layers, particularly 1•Climate and 2•Geography. This analysis and our consequent planning focuses on driving the economic engine of the various capital flows (Soloviev, E & Landau, G 2008, pers. comm.) that, like soils, are fragile and form the basis of the regeneration of the whole.

9•ECONOMY LAYER – Analysis, strategy and planning of the various capital flows.


WEEK 14 – 10•ENERGY LAYER

  • AUG 29/30 2022 – 14.1 – WEBINAR
  • AUG 31 2022 – 14.2 – AFRICA/EURASIA Q&A
  • SEP 1/2, 2022 – 14.3 – Q&A

Energy is vital to fuelling all of the elements that drive any system. We therefore focus on organising energy generation & storage systems that regenerate rather than atrophy—bearing in mind their cost-benefit in a rapidly evolving field.

10•ENERGY – The generation and storage of energy (photosynthesis, fuel, electricity); machinery/implements; human and livestock nutrition


FAQ

What farm scale is suited to a REX program?

Land Managers operating on projects of between 1 acre (0.4ha) and 400,000 acres (160,000ha) have participated in past REX online farm planning programs. Regrarians broader clientele have included projects of between 100m2 and up to 2.5 million acres (1 million hectares) and so if you are looking to develop a land or farm management plan (or learn how to!) then the REX is for you and your team.  

Who leads the REX program delivery?

Since 1993, Regrarians’ principal farm planner and REX program leader, Darren J. Doherty (1967-), has worked on well over 3000 different scale and scope projects in more than 50 countries on each of the inhabited continents and all climate types. With the advent of both the onsite and online REX programs, Darren’s involvement has grown to include many 1000’s of projects in over 80 countries. 

Many of these clients and the broader alumni of Regrarians are members of the Regrarians Workplace and actively contribute to the support of new (and past) REX participants. 

Regrarians’ resident polymath, design/mapping genius and Regrarians Handbook co-author, Georgi Pavlov (1989-), has built a considerable reputation for the world-leading quality of his design work and knowledge across the disciplines and for his fantastic support of REX participants and Regrarians members. Georgi has also designed, developed and produced the industry leading QGIS for Mapping & Design, QGIS for Forestry & Cultivation and Google Earth for Mapping & Design online courses.

Who participates in the REX? 

Most of those who join the REX have agricultural land that they are working on or are planning to work on. Many of these folks live on these landscapes with their families. Others manage these landscapes on behalf of private owners, non-profits, corporations or government. The other category of REX participants are those who are professional advisors—agronomists, agricultural and civil engineers & land planners. As the ‘consultants of consultants’, Regrarians and its trainings have long been a ‘go-to’ for all manner of professionals who are looking to learn from our team and of our processes. If there was a ‘Who’s Who’ of Regenerative Agriculture then many of those listed would have done training or worked with Regrarians.

What language is the REX delivered in? 

English is the primary language used for the REX webinars. The webinar recording transcriptions are easily translated into a range of languages.

The Regrarians Workplace platform has automated translation for 109 of the world’s languages—this is great because, for example, we can host simultaneous conversations between land managers in Somaliland, Brasil, Australia, India and Russia about their operations—all in their own language and in real time.

How much time is required to complete a REX program?

There are three x 2 hour live webinars each week — the first is a live training webinar and the other two are live Q&A’s. The scheduling of the live Q&A’s is such that it doesn’t matter where you are in the world you will be able to attend. These are all recorded and made available within hours on YouTube and in the Regrarians Workplace Knowledge Library and the training webinar as podcasts. At the completion of each training webinar we issue ‘task work’ for that week. The completion of that task work and the dialogue following its review might take 1-5 hours per week. 

We edit each of the Q&A sessions so that individual questions are singled out as segments. These segments are then assigned a Regrarians Platform® layer and topic making them very easy to catalogue and find in the Regrarians Workplace Knowledge Library. 

We provide access to two REX programs within a membership period as we recognise that many participants can’t find the time to do all of the task work required to create their professional farm plan. 

We work with people to prioritise what is important to them now. Accordingly some people might focus on developing their Holistic Context, 3•Water and 7•Fencing layers in their first REX and then in their 2nd REX they might focus on the 5•Forestry, 8•Soils and 9•Economy layers.

In between the REX programs you will continue to have full access to the Regrarians Workplace and the amazing support it offers.

When are the next REX program’s scheduled?

~ REX Online #10 • 31 October/1 November – 16/17 December 2022 Break• 23/24 January – 9/19 March 2023

What is the Regrarians Monthly Commission and Affiliate Program about?

Regrarians is active in building the collective bandwidth of the agroecological movement and the program participation of our own and others along with instigating a more reciprocal economy within the Regrarians Workplace. After about 5 years of trying we can now provide automated trailing monthly commissions to people and organisations who recommend our memberships to those who become new members. 

  • In other words, if you recommend someone to become a Planner member then you will now get a monthly commission of USD$19/month for as long as that member pays that membership fee.
  • If you were able to get 5 new Planner members then that would cover your own Planner membership fee!
  • If you or your organisation are interested then we are offering a flat 20% commission on the Planner memberships.
  • Our program only works if you or your organisation has a Business PayPal account.

We are looking to expand the affiliate offering beyond our memberships—however this is where we are going to start.

Is there a scholarship package available?

As of November 2021 we are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of scholarships to applicants anywhere across the world who would otherwise not be able to do this program with their own financial means. This is in addition to the Kiss the Ground Farmland Scholarship that is available for USA residents only (see below).  

What is the history of the REX program?

From 2007 the Heenan-Doherty family led a succession of world tours which introduced regenerative agriculture to many countries via a range of training programs—most of which were held on farms. This started with the ‘Soil, Water & Carbon for Every Farm’ tour in 2007, and then the Carbon Farming Course in 2008 and Carbon Economy Series in 2009. Late in 2009 Darren Doherty originated the ‘RegenAG’ brand and in 2011 ran the first ever course built around the ‘Regen10’—his interim branding for a concept that was branded from 2012 as the ‘Regrarians Platform®’.

This first REX® course was run at the iconic Cowdray Estate in West Sussex in England in 2011 as a 7 day program as the starting point for their transition to regenerative agriculture. The next one was run in 2014 in a shearing shed on a farm here in central Victoria as a 10 day program. In 2016 we ran 12 x 10 day REX programs across the world, consolidating this program and providing the basis for the online REX programs that we have run since 2017.

When we returned home from the 2016 world tour we became the full-time, in-home carers of Lisa Heenan’s beautiful mother Pearl. This led us to offering the REX online program over 10 weeks—our first longitudinal online course. Pearl passed on in 2018 in her own bed in the home she bought in 1968 (off of Darren’s uncle!) in the arms of her daughters.

Our caring duties being completed we then set off for the 2019 REXi world tour. This time the offering was an integrated online course hosted on the Regrarians Workplace along with a 4 day onsite course where across 6 venues participants worked on the development of their own farm plans while continuing to engage in further training over a year.

In 2018 we changed the online REX program to being 13 weeks long to better accommodate the 10 layers of the Regrarians Platform and the time that participants needed to develop their farm plans. This coincided with us starting the Regrarians Planner membership program—a 12 month membership that spread the cost of the course and provided members with access to at least 2 REX programs in their membership year. In 2021 the 8th online REX course added another week in response to the feedback of participants who needed that extra bit of time to complete their plans.


Kiss the Ground Farmland Program Scholarship for Regrarians Planner Membership & REX Program (USA Only) 

Regrarians, along with our friends at the Savory Institute and The Soil Health Academy, are proud partners of the Kiss The Ground organisation and its ‘Farmland Program‘. 

“…The Kiss the Ground (KTG) Farmland Fund was created to inspire, educate, and equip both current and future generations of regenerative farmers, ranchers, and educators by providing scholarships to subsidise training in the field of regenerative agriculture as well as to gather data and give feedback on baseline soil health information on the farmland they manage. The program is funded by a combination of corporate and individual donations, grants, and collaborations between local farms and restaurants…”

Regrarians and Kiss The Ground are pleased to be able to offer a new scholarship for people to gain full access for the renowned REX Online Farm Planning Program through a Regrarians Planner level membership. Among the eligibility criteria for this scholarship are that applicants must be 18 years of age or older and that the on-farm operations must be within the 50 states of the USA.