This group is sponsored by the San Antonio chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas ("NPSOT") to provide information on chapter meetings, events, workshops, plant sales, outings and any other event related to native plants of the San Antonio area. Individuals who are interested in the enjoyment, identification, protection and utilization of native plants are invited to join this group. More information on native plants is on http://www.npsot.org and on our chapter's website http://www.npsot.org/sanantonio . Please consider joining NPSOT to support its many endeavors throughout our state: http://npsot.org/wp/join-renew/
[Check-in and a social half-hour to mingle with friends or make new friends, purchase native plants, get info on chapter programs, etc. starts at 6:30 PM. At 7:00 PM the program begins with announcements about events and volunteer opportunities followed by the evening's presentation.]
Conserving and planting native plant species is only one important ingredient in regenerative, holistic agriculture practices. Managing livestock grazing systems which leads to improved soil health and plant diversity results in soil and water conservation and creation of habitat. Travis Krause, co-founder of Parker Creek Ranch and Ranch Consulting & Marketing Solutions, shares the successes and failures in restoring ecological function at Parker Creek Ranch with the use of regenerative agriculture. Learn more about the ranch here https://www.parkercreekranch.com/ and on Travis Krause's weekly blog "The Pastoralist" https://www.thepastoralist.blog/
Travis Krause was born and raised on his family's ranch in South Texas. Travis earned a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University and worked for several years abroad in India, Ecuador, and other developing countries. He soon realized the practical limitations of his work and felt the need to learn more about agriculture. He was profoundly influenced by the writing and teaching of early leaders in the industry like Joel Salatin, Greg Judy, and Allan Nation. Upon returning to his family ranch, he studied and experimented with sustainable agriculture techniques and production methods, business management, and a broad variety of subjects pertaining to agriculture. The culmination of these experiences and experimentation have led him down a path of success and leadership in regenerative agriculture.
[Photo by Mandy Krause]