Upcoming tour for author Ben Falk, a Vermont homesteader and permaculture expert. His newly released book is called The Resilient Farm and Homestead: An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach. He will be making the following stops at the end of the month:
Tues, Oct. 22 @ 7pm – SUNY Cortland, public lecture
Wed, Oct. 23 @ 4pm – Cornell, workshop at the Dilmun Hill Organic Student Farm
Thur, Oct. 24 @ 7pm – Hartwick College, public lecture
Fri, Oct. 25 – quick detour to speak at Bioneers by the Bay
Sat, Oct. 26 @ 3:30pm – UAlbany Harvest Festival, featured speaker
Ben Falk, M.A.L.D, developed Whole Systems Design, LLC, as a land-based response to biological and cultural extinction and the increasing separation between people and elemental things. Life as a designer, builder, ecologist, tree-tender, and backcountry traveler continually informs Ben's integrative approach to developing landscapes and buildings. His home landscape and the WSD studio site in Vermont's Mad River Valley serve as a proving ground for the innovative land developments featured in the projects of Whole Systems Design. Ben has studied architecture and landscape architecture at the graduate level and holds master of arts in landscape design degree. He has taught design courses at the University of Vermont and Harvard's Arnold Arboretum as well as on permaculture design, microclimate design, and design for climate change. He recently served on the board of directors at the Yestermorrow Design-Build School, where he also teaches from time to time.