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Ben Falk of Whole Systems Design Talks About Modern Day Homesteading

Permaculture, homesteading, cold climate, and compost-powered heating in the Vermont hills from Olivier Asselin on Vimeo.

Ben Falk, M.A.L.D: Design, Planning, Systems Optimization
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 nearly 200 site development consultations across New England and facilitated dozens of courses on permaculture design, property selection, microclimate design, and design for climate change.

Nora Young of CBC Radio: Spark talks with Ben Falk the founder of Whole Systems Design.… Read the rest

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