Ben is the author of the award-winning book "The Resilient Farm and Homestead" (Chelsea Green, 2013).
Ben 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 regenerative land developments featured in the projects of Whole Systems Design.
Ben has studied architecture and landscape architecture at the graduate level and holds a master’s degree in land-use planning and design. He has conducted more than 300 site development consultations across the US and abroad, and has facilitated dozens of courses on property selection, permaculture design, and resilient systems. He has given keynote addresses and presented dozens of workshops at venues ranging from Bioneers to the Omega Institute. Ben also serves as an Advisory Council for the international regeneration group Ecosystem Restoration Camps.
Ben also has a TEDx talk on Homestead resiliency and food systems regeneration. You can see it here: https://youtu.be/CKND0131d3gc
Ben's book, "The Resilient Farm and Homestead", is also available on bookshop.org here: https://bookshop.org/a/9976/9781603584449
2 March 2021 | Season 1 | 1 hr 2 mins
ben falk, design, living systems, permaculture, resilient, vermont
In this episode, Skipper chats with Ben Falk about permaculture and its impact on the larger environment, and how that impacts our personal lives