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Friday, October 23, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ecological design lecture

Internationally renowned ecological designer and award-winning author of "The Resilient Farm and Homestead" Ben Falk will visit Cleveland October 21-24.

Falk’s Vermont-based landscape design firm Whole Systems Design utilizes permaculture techniques and systems thinking to design for ecological regeneration, resilience and abundance. Falk will hold consultations with six small farms across northeast Ohio during his tour, which will also include a public lecture and a meet-the-author dinner.

Falk’s award-winning 2013 book-- an indispensible manual for small-scale farmers-- is based on his experience developing a largely self-sufficient homestead on a degraded site in Vermont. Falk’s book provides guidance on a wide range of topics, including water management and earthworks, fertility harvesting and cycling, tools, social systems, species composition, health and preparedness considerations, and leaving a positive legacy.

Falk has studied architecture and landscape architecture at the graduate level and holds a Master’s degree in land-use planning and design. His book was honored with an award from the American Horticultural Society and is described by Chelsea Green as “an inspiration in what can be done by imitating natural systems, and making the most of what we have by re-imagining what’s possible. A gorgeous case study for the homestead of the future.”

First Unitarian Church
21600 Shaker Boulevard
Shaker Heights, OH

More information: https://m.facebook.com/events/1008603529159751

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