Sam Bingham | An Island Press Author

Sam Bingham

Sam Bingham grew up in the extremely non-brittle Appalachian high country of western North Carolina but had to come to grips with extreme desertification in the 1970s when, as a young freelance journalist, he signed on to help Navajo teachers produce a school textbook from what they could read in their own land—the 27,000 square mile home of the Navajo Nation out where Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico join their four corners. "Allan Savory, fresh out of Africa, made us see our work in a world-spanning context," as Sam tells it. Sam's subsequent association Allan's work, as journalist, ghost writer, consultant, and accredited professional, now spans nearly half a century and a good part of our desertifying world—the Australian Outback, the Asian Steppes, and the African Sahel, as well as the American Southwest and some of Latin America. He lives now on a small farm near his roots in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where four feet of rain fall in a year and calves may go missing in kudzu.

Holistic Management Handbook, Third Edition

Regenerating Your Land and Growing Your Profits

Holistic management is a systems-thinking approach developed by biologist Allan Savory to restore the world’s grassland soils and minimize the damaging effects of climate change and desertification on humans and the natural world. This third...

Holistic Management Handbook

Holistic Management Handbook

Healthy Land, Healthy Profits

Holistic management, as described by Allan Savory in the books Holistic Resource Management (Island Press, 1988) and the revised edition, Holistic Management (Island Press, 2001), has been practiced by thousands of people...